ATLAS is a work situated between digital and visual arts, taking the form of a scenographic exhibition which hosts a mix of real models and an interactive virtual world.

Marie-G. Losseau begins by building imaginary cities by hand alone or with adults and children during workshops.
Then Yann Deval proceeds to scan the houses in 3D as a way to immerse the audience via virtual experiences.

Together, using augmented and mixed reality, they aim to explore these new spaces, from the physical space to the virtual reality and all of the layers in between.

After being plunged in an archipelago of poetical islands, spectators are invited to build these virtual cities using a « seed launcher ». Each launch causes a house to grow. The growing houses follow some urbanistic rules, adapting to their environment.

There are cities in the clouds, uprooted cities, cities on stilts, flying cities... Spectators create empty cities, without inhabitants, giving the potential to imagine what happens inside these houses. Named after forgotten ancient cities, such as Xanadu, Canope, Kerma and Kite, these cities take on a life of their own, with or without the interactions of users, just like living organisms...

The work invites you to create vast cities, in which you can wander and lose yourself. Overall, ATLAS seeks to provoke a reflection on urbanism, architecture, and their influence on our lifestyles. It gives life to inanimate things...


BAM - Beaux-Arts Mons / Museum Lab (Exhibition + AR/VR Experience)
Mons / Belgium
Oct 4, 2019 / 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Vernissage
Oct 6, 2019 / 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM / Free
Oct 10, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM / 5€ or 2€ (-25yo)
Oct 18, 2019 / 7:00 PM - 01:00 AM / Nuit des Musées / 4€ (pre-sell) or 6€ (on location) or free (-16yo)
Nov 3, 2019 / 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM / Free
Nov 21, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM / 5€ or 2€ (-25yo)
Dec 1, 2019 / 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM / Free
Dec 12, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM / 5€ or 2€ (-25yo)
Jan 5, 2020 / 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM / Free

Kaohsiung Film Festival - XR Dreamland (VR Experience + Workshops)
Kaohsiung / Taiwan
From Oct 10, 2019
to Oct 20, 2019

Festival Maintenant (Exhibition + AR/VR Experience + Talk)
Rennes / France
From Oct 5, 2019
to Oct 13, 2019

Pier2 Open-Studio (Exhibition + AR/VR Experience + Talk)
Kaohsiung / Taiwan
Aug 25, 2019

Musrara Mix Festival (Exhibition + AR/VR Experience)
From May 28, 2019
to May 30, 2019

CAPTURE, by KIKK Festival / Halles de Schaerbeek (Exhibition + AR/VR Experience)
May 21, 2019 / 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM
May 22, 2019 / 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM
May 23, 2019 / 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Presented on a proposition by Juliette Bibasse, curator

STRP Festival (Exhibition + AR/VR Experience)
Eindhoven / Netherlands
From March 30, 2019
to April 7, 2019
Presented on a proposition by Juliette Bibasse, curator

Printemps Numérique / KANAL Centre-Pompidou (Exhibition + AR/VR Experience)
Brussels / Belgium
From March 23, 2019
to March 24, 2019
Presented on a proposition by Juliette Bibasse, curator

Medialab Opening / Erasmushogeschool Brussel (Demo AR Experience)
Anderlecht / Belgium
February 15, 2019

STRP Scenario #2: Take a sneak peek into the future (ATLAS Talk + Demo AR Experience)
Natlab, Kastanjelaan 500, 5616 LZ Eindhoven / Netherlands
Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Workshop ATLAS / Arts2 School of Arts
Mons / Belgium
From January 14, 2019
to January 24, 2019

ICT 2018
Vienna / Austria (Exhibition + AR/VR Experience)
December 4, 2018
December 5, 2018
December 6, 2018

Workshop ATLAS / ESAD
Valenciennes / France
From November 26, 2018
to November 28, 2018

Workshop ATLAS / Helmo
Liège / Belgium
November 14, 2018

Kikk Market (Small Exhibition + AR Experience)
Namur / Belgium
From November 1, 2018
to November 4, 2018

ATLAS solo exhibition @ The Glass Tank, Oxford Brookes University (Exhibition + AR/VR Experience)
Oxford / UK
From October 1, 2018
to October 16, 2018

Ars Electronica Festival (Exhibition + AR/VR Experience + Talk)
Linz / Austria
From September 6, 2018
to September 9, 2018

Ircam Centre-Pompidou (Exhibition + AR/VR Experience + Talk)
Paris / France
From June 13, 2018
to June 16, 2018

Venice Architecture Biennale (Small exhibition + AR Experience)
Venice / Italy
May 27, 2018

EU@SXSW (Small exhibition + AR Experience + Talk)
Austin / Texas
From March 10, 2018
to March 13, 2018

Workshop Classes Urbaines @ MCCS (+ Exhibition + AR/VR Experience)
Molenbeek / Belgium
From March 5, 2018
to March 26, 2018





We are looking for new co-producers, partners, exhibition venues, residences, etc...
If you are curious about the project, don't hesitate to contact us!

At the moment the functional prototype allows us to accomodate one spectator for the Virtual Reality experience and one to five spectators for the mixed reality experience in an exhibition of about 100 house models. We already presented different stages of the prototype at SXSW Austin, Venice Architecture Biennale, Ars Electronica, Ircam Centre-Pompidou...

Once the project is finished, we will be able to accommodate five spectators in VR, five spectators in MR (Hololens) and five spectators with tablets. The duration of the experience will be modular, from 5 minutes to 40 minutes.


An experience by

Yann Deval & Marie G. Losseau

In collaboration with

WEKIT / Dr. Fridolin Wild (Oxford Brookes University) for the Mixed Reality part.

Kids from Molenbeek's schools 1, 5 and 10 for contributing to the building of the cities.

Students from Arts² Mons for contributing to the Babel Tower.

With the support of

Museum Lab,
FEDER/Wallonie/En Mieux,
la Ville de Mons

Kaohsiung Film Archive,
Kaohsiung VR FILM LAB,
Forum des Images,
NewImages Festival,
Bureau français de Taipei
Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan,
Kaohsiung City Government,
Bureau of Cultural Affairs,
Economic Development Bureau

the STARTS Residencies Project
as part of the STARTS program of the European Commission


Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

STRP Festival

Wallonie-Bruxelles International

Maison des Cultures et de la Cohésion Sociale de Molenbeek Saint-Jean



Microsoft Innovation Center Belgique

Programming, graphic design, animation & original music

Yann Deval

Model making and scenography by

Marie G. Losseau

Additional programming

Said Betmurzaev

Additional graphic design & animation

Vincent Nguyen
Félix Panis-Jones

Additional model making

Cécile Balate
Marie Coppens
François Bertiaux
Coralie Rottier
Thibault Danhaive
Benoît Chanut
Leila Kulawik
Clarisse Degeneffe
Ismael Cabello
Bouhamdi Shaima
Abdessamad Sabaraoui
Xavier Hoyos Mora-Cuevas

WEKIT (Oxford Brookes University / Performance Augmentation Laboratory)

Dr. Fridolin Wild
Alla Vovk
Will Guest


Emily Groves
Pierre-Xavier Puissant


Marie Albert
Louise Enjalbert


Arnaud Godart
Bérengère Fally


Meng-Yin Yang
Hao-Jie Huang
Ruei-Lin Tu
Grace (Huai-Chin) Lee
Aimee (Sin-Yi) Yao


Aurélien Dirler


Michaël Swierczynski
Raluca Bunescu
Chia-Shan Chang

External contributions

TriplanarWorld Shader by Robert Yang
SpatialMappingRendererWithNormals by Matt@DeckTwelve
© Mapbox, © OpenStreetMap

Thanks to

Rachid Semahi
Kenneth Campbell-Harris
Gaël Restaut
Carla Fontes Salinas
Maria von Loë
Christophe Monchalin
VVVV Group
Juliette Bibasse