Lieux Fictifs

Europe, France, Marseille
Art discipline: Film
Participated in ICAF in: 2017

Lieux Fictifs is an experimental research lab for art and society. It works with artists and researchers to transform borders between space and people, art and scholarship. It tackles physical borders (like prisons) and social, cultural and generational borders - but also borders between art forms. Lieux Fictifs involves filmmakers, theatre directors, choreographers, music composers, writers as well as researchers and academics. Lieux Fictifs produces independent films and collaborative art works. It is also active in media education workshops, research, training and European cooperation programs. Lieux Fictifs conducts its educational and co-creational work mainly with offenders (in prison or in non-custodial settings), but also with universities, elite schools, high schools, social care homes, youth and community centres. These different environments are often brought together in joint projects.


Lieux Fictifs regards creation as an experiment, a bold step into the social space, in an attempt to reconstruct individual and community stories and re-imagine realities. Through artistic experimentation participants shift their view of themselves, of others, and of the world around them. Lieux Fictifs projects involve people of diverse backgrounds in artistic activities, including movement, sound, drawing, narration and image production.