Pierrick Sorin, Pierrick on the moon, capture vidéo. Photo (c) courtesy de l'artiste, 2023
Past exhibitions

Pierrick Sorin - Pierrick on the moon

video installation as part of the OVNi festival 2023
from to 1st to 3rd December 2023
Hôtel Windsor, Nice

Pierrick Sorin, Pierrick on the Moon - mission II
at the Hôtel Windsor, Nice

For the 9th edition of OVNi, the international video art festival, the Musée national Fernand Léger presents Pierrick Sorin's video Pierrick on the Moon - mission II at the Hôtel Windsor, echoing his exhibition Le Balai mécanique, as part of the Parcours hôtels du festival OVNi. 

In response to the cosmic theme of the Ovni 2023 festival, The Whisper of the stars, Pierrick Sorin will don his astronaut outfit to project himself into space from the intimacy of a room at the Windsor Hotel! Like an uncomfortable Neil Armstrong in a lunar landscape, he'll try to move around, defying the laws of weightlessness and juggling floating objects.

Created in 2019, this new poetic-burlesque installation by Pierrick Sorin consists of a sequence on a vintage TV set, which imitates the random quality of historical documentary films, and a monumental projection revealing the tricks of this lunar juggling exercise. The whole set-up plays with the illusion of images and stages the simulacrum of their making. A cinematic reference to the visual magic of Georges Méliès's Voyage dans la lune, Pierrick Sorin was also interested in "the Apollo missions [...], which provide some playful metaphors for the deceptive power of images".

Presented at the Musée national Fernand Léger until January 29, 2024, Pierrick Sorin's immersive and spectacular video fresco Le Balai mécanique is part of the UFO Festival's Cities itinerary. For further information

Practical Information

Parcours Hôtels, from 1st to 3rd December 2023
Hôtel Windsor
11, rue Dalpozzo – 06000 Nice

Friday 1st December, professional day: from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December: from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Free admission
, subject to availability.

Meeting with Pierrick Sorin, at the Musée national Fernand Léger, Biot

around his exhibition Le Balai mécanique
Sunday, December 3, 10:30 am
Length of visit: 1 hour 
Free admission, subject to availability. 

This program is part of the 9th edition of the OVNi festival, The Whisper of the Stars. To find out more

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Pierrick Sorin, Pierrick on the Moon - mission II, video capture, 2019. Picture : © courtesy de l'artiste © Adagp, Paris, 2023. 

Musée national Fernand Léger
Exhibition open daily except Tuesdays and May 1st.
May 1 to October 31: 10 am to 6 pm.
November 1 to April 30: 10am to 5pm.

Ticket sales close 30 minutes before the museum closes.

Admission includes access to the permanent collection and a multilingual audio guide.

Exhibition rates :
Full price: €7.50
Reduced rate:
Group rate (minimum 10 people): €7 per person

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Pierrick Sorin
from 15 April to 29 January 2024