Immersion in the secret societies of cetaceans at the Aquarium of the Golden Gate Palace.

Exhibition, Arts & Culture, Education
Design, Signage: CL Design
Palais de la Porte Dorée
Paris, 2020
Scenographer: Studio Gang
Photographer: Tony Trichanh

The ‘Baleinopolis’ exhibition plunges us into the world of cetaceans by offering visitors a unique compilation of research, testimonies and works by the greatest researchers. Olivier Adam, a specialist in bioacoustics and curator of the exhibition, seeks to raise public awareness about the preservation of whales and their environment.

71% of the Earth's surface is occupied by the oceans. The Studio Gang's scenography symbolizes the oceans' hold over the continents on the globe. The continents are symbolized by organic shapes cut out of cardboard, the surface of the showroom symbolizes the oceans.

In charge of the graphic design, we chose cardboard to print the texts that mark the journey around this sculpture-continent. Silhouettes, almost scale 1, hand painted on the walls, help visitors to understand the size of these unusual animals. Lower stations, adapted to children, help to rise awareness to a larger audience.