Born from the need of creating a sketch theater, a laboratory, the Full Moon Theater ( FMT) is meant to be a white page for the performers, off from the beaten tracks, upstream form the meeting with audiences. Invented under the sign of Artemis on the boarder line of wilderness and civilisation, it is a theater of lights and shadows. The moon calendar leads its pace for experimentations, gestations, reflexions and realisations. It was revealed by the use of natural light, the one of the shining moon under friendly latitudes. The FMT was created to welcome searchers, image creators, inventors of rituals, at the cross line of artistic, scientific and technological communities.

We can see at night during the full moon phase reflecting sunlight but we do not have a strong visual accuracy. Under good climatic conditions, the light power of the Moon is 1 on 100 000 to the sun light power. In the same time moon light has pratically the same colour temperature to the sunlight.
The challenge was to find optical systems to multiply the power of the Moon in order to light a performance and to reveal costumes colours or actors faces.

Beyond the symbolic or metaphoric use of the Moon to light a performance, the FMT laboratory has open experimental fieldsfor the use of natural light in architecture or even in town planning. As for astronomical observation the FMT becomes a measuring tool for city light pollution with which it coexist with difficulties




The reflected moonlight is identical in the visible fringe as its source, the sun light.. Under praticaly the same colour temperature (5400 K°). Nevertheless the Moon filters most of the other rays of the sun spectrum such as the ultra violet or the infrared.


Under good climatic conditions and with specific technology, the Full Moon reflex enough light from the sun unto the earth surface to be uses as a powerful enough source of lighting energy.


Moonlight follows the same optical laws as sunlight or starlight
On the earth surface, the moonlight rays are parallel.