Talk to the universe with Sophie Usunier and Flos
Flos is friendly endorsing #TalkingToTheUniverse, a poetic art project that feels like a game. The visual artist Sophie Usunier invites people to spell out their feelings, transforming words into light according to the Morse code. Let’s play with light and make our favourite lamp talks: the only limit is our imagination
Creative Production Company C41
Friendly endorsed by Flos
Artist Sophie Usunier
Executive Producer Barbara Guieu
Creative Producer Alessandro De Agostini
Creative Director Leone Balduzzi
Art Project Coordinator Rossana Ciocca #artcitylab
Music Gianluca Di Ienno “Pianologues” ©️ MU74 – 2020
Directors Leone, Massimiliano Bomba, Iacopo Carapelli, Luca A. Caizzi and Francesca Pavoni, Beatrice Lebrun, Vittoria Elena Simone
Morse code is an ante litteram form of digital communication. A language made of points, lines and pauses.
«What if we turn our words into light?»
— Sophie Usunier
With #TalkingToTheUniverse, Sophie Usunier encourages us to be part of an idea, with an honest open call to take part in the conversation, launched symbolically by Flos, a brand whose heritage is all about light, which believes in this initiative to support creativity, culture, and social togetherness.
#TalkingToTheUniverse invites us to reflect on the current time and historical moment, which began in March 2020 as the world found itself facing a pandemic for which the only known cure is human iso-lation. A moment of impasse, where the world finds itself confined at home. Physical, spatial, social, and emotional confinement.
In response to this, the French artist has identified a method that allows her to continue expres-sing herself communicating with others.
#TalkingToTheUniverse is a game for all the family, which can be shared with neighbours or the pe-ople living opposite; it is an opportunity to socialize, have fun and reconnect with the outside world, our neighbours, passers-by, and family members. All you need is a lamp and the international Morse code alphabet.
It’s a game designed to entertain children and show them the power and importance of light and Morse code. It is also a game for adults, allowing them to rediscover their inner child. Write anything you want, spread words of love, courage, joy and even words to remember those who are no longer with us. We can use the energy of light to shout out everything that is inside us to the world.
It is a simple way to stay at home but at the same time to go out and spread magic and creativity.
Morse code uses five states: dot (•), dash (—), short interval (between dots and dashes that form the same letter), medium interval (between letters) and long interval (between words).
A dash is equal to three dots (leave the light on while counting 3 dots).
The interval within a single letter is one dot.
The interval between each letter is 3 dots.
The space between two words is 7 dots.
When night falls, the lights turn on to talk, sing, or silently and magically share the words of others.