Phallaina is the first scrolling graphic novel available on tablets and phablets.
it's also a monumental installation accompanied by an interactive sound design.
THE SCROLLING GRAPHIC NOVEL
A LENGTH CORRESPONDING TO
In a world similar to ours, the cities have adapted to the rising waters.
Built on stilts, they apprehensively await the next tidal wave. Audrey lives in one of these cities.
Since she was a child, she has been subject to hallucinatory fits during which her field of sight is invaded by giant white whales. In the last months, her condition has worsened, preventing her from focusing on her work.
She consults a neurologist, the Dr. Chaillet.
He diagnoses her with a particular form of epilepsy and discovers she has a «physeter». This anomalous cerebral structure increases Audrey’s ability to hold her breath underwater and seems to be connected to her fits.
“The delicate aesthetics of the black and white images, serving an unprecedented browsing technique, make the experience beyond enjoyable.“
“A rich and innovative project allowing the reader and the visitor to participate in a new reading experience.“
“A superb graphic novel, a journey, a whispered tale which you can feel. It is a novel and yet completely instinctive reading experience. It would be a mistake to miss out on it.“
“A one of a kind project
THE AUTHOR: Marietta Ren
Marietta discovered her artistic calling in high school and went on to integrate several schools of applied arts.
She entered the Gobelins school of animation and earned her degree as creator-director for animation films. Her professional career began with character design work on several animated TV series, but also with animation and storyboarding. The opportunity to work on feature films soon arose and she was able to work on projects such as Ernest and Celestine and April and the Extraordinary World.
In the meantime, Marietta has also collaborated with other artists for collective illustration exhibits at Artludik. She published her first book entitled I am Two, co-written with Eugény Couture.
Today, Phallaina represents her biggest artistic adventure yet, as well as a technological challenge.
THE STUDIO: Small Bang
Founded by Pierre Cattan in 2012, Small Bang creates multiplatform experiences which connect the physical and digital worlds.
From the participative science of BirdLab (National Natural History Museum, 2014) to the cinewalks of Cinemacity (Arte, 2013), and from the physical fresco and the scrolling graphic novel of Phallaina (Nouvelles écritures France Télévisions, 2016), the Open Bidouille Camps, and the documentary game Seasons: Morphosis (Nouvelles écritures France Télévisions, 2015), the Small Bang team members explore new forms of spatialized narratives.
IN CO-PRODUCTION with Les nouvelles écritures
The Direction des Nouvelles Ecritures et du Transmédia de France Télévisions - or francetv nouvelles écritures - adapts to the public’s new practices by proposing original digital narrative experiences and pushing the boundaries of narrative exploration ever further.
Since it launched over four years ago, francetv nouvelles écritures has uploaded over 170 projects online and earned 60 prizes.