les architextures
le pas grand chose
les architextures
les imaginographes
les imperceptibles
jardin d'agronomie tropicale
où ça?
carnet de route
la transumante
les imaginographes
la motte

Johann Le Guillerm


To act on the world disorders to detect other layouts and create a new poetic order. An original cartography of a planet without places, Attraction is a project-manifesto to take ownership of our environment, to think by ourselves.

A position. To disrupt our convictions, resist ready-to-think and open up new alternatives.
A protocol of the sight. The world is what we see of it and what is invisible to us. In order to fully comprehend it, it is needed to take into account the multiplicity of points of views that we have.
Principles. Repartir de zéro, observer, expérimenter, tenter, créer.
A rhizome artwork made of accumulations, hybridizations, and mutations that constantly slip between various artistic fields.
A work in progress in constant evolution that shapes a landscape with infinite borders.


L'Observatoire archeology of research
La Motte planet within sight
Les Imaginographes observation instruments
Évolutions élastiques morphographic mutations
L'Insucube, anamorphique installation
Les Broglios graphic poems
L'AALU, nique letter alphabet with multiple characters
Les Architextures between architecture and texture
La Transumante moving architextural performance
Les Droliques kinetic aquatic flowers
Les Imperceptibles imperceptible speed and energies vehicles
L'Aplanatarium observatory of gliding objects
Encatation, culinary experience
Terces, laboratory on a circus ring
Le Pas Grand Chose conference - performance

Actions / Reactions:  Attraction is a project with variable geometry designed to take place on the scale of an entire city in theatres, squares, museums, on the ring or in parks. So many playgrounds that invite to create partnerships, to move the public in spaces off the beaten track and can give rise to new in situ creations.

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tour dates

Tour Dates 2024

Attraction, original cartography of a placeless planet.
A programme devised and co-produced by Le FAB - Festival International des Arts de Bordeaux Métropole, Scène naetionale Carré-Colonnes, CitéCirque - CREAC de Bègles and the University of Bordeaux. The full programme her



A. Demidoff - Le Temps - April 22 

Julie Terrasson - Tracks, Arte - March 22

D. Glaser - Suissimo - March 22

N. Rossel - 24 heures - March 22

AFP - January 22

Le Grand Pastis - January 22

M. E. Barbier - La Provence - January 22

Catherine Millet - Art Press - Dec 20 - Janv 21


Artist coming from the circus world, Johann Le Guillerm studied at the Centre National des Arts du Cirque, he toured with Archaos, la volière Dromesko, co-founded the Cirque O. In 1994, he founded his own company and created a first solo show, Où ça ? , which toured five years. Johann Le Guillerm was awarded in 1996 with the Grand Prix National du Cirque, in 2005 with the Grand Prix des Arts du Cirque SACD and in 2017 the Grand Prix SACD. After a round-the-world trip during which he faces the imbalances of handicapped, traumatized and autarkic worlds, in 2001 he embarked on the Attraction project to take a 360° look at the world. The project led him to explore sculpture, installation, performance, conference and show. A multidisciplinary trajectory he calls practice of the range of points of view.

Since 2011, Johann Le Guillerm is supported and hosted by the Mairie de Paris at the Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale – Paris, for a creative research residency.


Johann Le Guillerm à 360°
Anne Quentin / Catherine Blondeau - Actes Sud

Johann Le Guillerm

Anne Quentin - Magellan & Cie

Le Cirque ici présente Où ça ?
Photo book edited by the Cie Cirque ici - Johann Le Guillerm (out of stock for the moment contact the compagny for more information contact@cirqueici.com)

More information here


Middle of the moment by Nicolas Humbert & Werner Penzel
Cirque Hors Piste by Netty Radvanyi & Nicos Argillet

public speaking

Johann Le Guillerm : The Alchimist
Johann Le Guillerm : From the idea to the object
Johann Le Guillerm : A moment of equilibrium
What's circus ? by Johann Le Guillerm


The company works on create mediation tools with a direct link to the artistic project. The setting up of workshops, experiences, professional meetings or specific builds itself into a joint project with cultural structures to say, to do, to feel through experimentation, the gaze, the movement. Thus, projects are built that nurture and are nurtured on long term by the mediation project.


Partners and credits

Cirque ici - Johann Le Guillerm est soutenu par le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (DGCA et DRAC Ile-de-France), du Ministère des Affaires Étrangères (Institut Français), du Conseil régional d’Ile-de-France, de la Ville de Paris et de l’Institut Français/Ville de Paris.


Cirque ici – Johann Le Guillerm est soutenu et accueilli par la Mairie de Paris en résidence de recherche au Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale (Direction de la Culture et Direction des Espaces Verts et de l’Environnement) et est membre de la Cité du développement durable

La Fondation BNP Paribas a accompagné les projets de Cirque ici - Johann Le Guillerm de 1999 à 2010

Ou ça ?, Les Imaginographes, Les Évolutions Élastiques, L'Observatoire, La Motte et Les Imperceptibles :  Philippe Cibille
Le Pas Grand Chose : Elisabeth Carecchio, Philippe Cibille
La Transumante :  Philippe Cibille, David Dubost
Broglios, L'AALU, Les Droliques : David Dubost, Nuances production
Encatation: Gwen MintCatherine Mary-Houdin
Terces : Philippe Laurençon
Les Architextures : Philippe Cibille, Nuances production, David Dubost, Patrick Fabre, Philippe Laurençon
L'Aplanatarium : Nicolas Joubard, Noémie Laval



Graphic design : Marion Kueny
Developement frontend : Fabien Raymondaud
Back-office Wordpress : Laurent Angeli

Text : Anne Quentin