With his newest creation, Phos, Gladyszewski probes the psychophysiology of visual perception and the phenomenon of retinal persistence. Within this work, light, movement, and memory become the base materials, and impermanence its underlying backdrop.A craftsman of light, Gladyszewski builds his own tools and optical instruments in order to explore questions surrounding the image-making consciousness. Inside a precisely–controlled environment containing an immense photo-sensitive canvas, a numeric paintbrush, and a video-thermal projection system, he has created a universe referencing the language of photography [and painting]. The spectator will be guided through this black box in order to experience perceptual phenomena melding the formal and the immaterial with a state of reverie.


  • Festival TransAmériques - Studio O Vertigo (Montreal)


  • Conception and choreography : Stéphane Gladyszewski
  • Performer : Lucie Vigneault and Martin Bélanger
  • Production assistant and projectionist: Justine Ricard
  • Programming and electronics: Artificiel Inc.
  • Sound design: Michel F. Côté
  • Lighting design: Jean Jauvin
  • Artistic consultant: Peter James
  • Costumes: Marie-Claude Jalbert
  • Industrial design: Pierre Tabib, DIX2 et Simon Martin

With the support of Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM), Studio O Vertigo, Festival TransAmériques (FTA).


Mini LED system (Magic Wand), phosphorescent material, thermical video projecting system, photographic flash, self-supporting structure,clay, ice, fabric.