Échos is a participatory and interactive installation that challenges our perceptions and enhances the richness of the French language through places and emotions.

This installation takes the form of a giant lenticular screen surrounded by four booths. The central structure has four distinct viewing angles, on which curated films by 12 filmmakers from around the world and video responses left by visitors are simultaneously broadcasted. The booths allow guests to watch the films individually and to record their own video messages.


The installation is accompanied by a website – – that takes the form of a colourful mosaic in which all 22 short films from the installation are available, sorted by emotion, country or location, as well as all of the visitors’ video testimonials.

Échos was conceived by Departement in collaboration with the ONF | NFB.

Produced by – ONF | NFB
Film director and coordinator – Pascal Brouard
Design, conception and software development – Departement
Music and sound design – David Drury
Installation technical design and construction – XYZ Technologie Culturelle

Photo and video credits: Sylvio Arriola