Les Oiseaux

Emilie Faïf & Nicolas ANDRÉ


Les Oiseaux is an installation where children imagine the universe of birds without seeing them.

A real dive into the world of sound, the exhibition introduces children and their parents to sonic design: bringing about images and atmospheres through sounds. Closing our eyes for a moment in order to become much more in touch with the world around us.

Committed to a public-public cooperation contract since December 2019, the Departmental Council of Bouches-du-Rhône and the Centre Pompidou have worked together to create a center of initiation to visual arts for children and their families.

This unique installation is located in the former customs house on the old port of Marseille, and is in collaboration with the Aix Marseille Provence Metropolis which owns the building. This project offers children from 4 years upwards free entry to this living space, a real opportunity for immersion in contemporary artistic creation, placing the work of artists at the heart of the project.

Practical Information


Night visits from November 13 to 15, 2020 from 6:30a.m. to 11:30p.m., then  Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays until January 3, 2021


Free entry, pre-booking required: laconsigneaimagesinfo@departement13.fr
Audience: Children from 4 to 11 years old and their families
Capacity: maximum 19 people – Face masks are compulsory
Duration of visit: 45 minutes
Information: 07 63 76 71 83


La Consigne à Images, 1 quai du Port (opposite n° 240), Marseille


Metro 1, Vieux Port stop, then 10 minutes walk (direction Fort Saint-Jean)
Tramway 2, Sidi Carnot stop, then 10 minutes walk (direction Fort Saint-Jean)
Bus 49, Mucem stop
Bus 83, Capitainerie stop
Car access: Mucem carpark

© Samuel Lehuédé
© Samuel Lehuédé

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Emilie Faïf (FRA)

Emilie Faïf is a plastic scenographer. Born in 1976, she graduated in Applied Arts and Decorative Arts in Paris. She experiments with space in various fields of intervention, mixing the dynamism of cities with that of fashion, textiles and art. Her collaborations with designers from the world of fashion – Isabel Marant, Tsumori Chisato, Hermès, Kenzo, Manuel Canovas, and of design and theater, further enrich her multifaceted artistic activity.

Nicolas André (FRA)

Nicolas André, a government licensed architect and teacher at ENSAPB architecture school in Paris, has worked freelance since 2005 and been a member of the 108ter architects collective since 2015. His structure is enriched by various collaborations in the fields of design, scenography and plastic arts.

The realization of projects ranging from furniture to small buildings has given him a solid experience of constructive detail which he approaches with a triple concern as he strives for optimization, economy and creativity.

Credits & mentions

Organized by the Departmental Council of Bouches-du-Rhône.
In partnership with the Centre Pompidou.