Navire Argo

A lab and a cinema dedicated to photochemical film. A place to create (↓), project (↓) and share skills and knowledge (↓), anchored in the city (↓).


An artist-run
film lab

Building on the work accomplished by the non-profit L’Abominable, Navire Argo will provide a comprehensive array of machines for creative film-based workflows.


A unique
screening room

Navire Argo’s activities will be organized around a small screening room equipped with 35mm, 16mm, and Super 8 projectors. This indispensable resource for the lab will provide the public with the opportunity to experience photochemical film on the big screen.

Table lumineuse film 16mm couleur loupe mains


A place to share
skills and knowledge

One of the core objectives of Navire Argo will be to pass on the technical skills that make photochemical filmmaking possible. Filmmakers will learn from each other, and we will also build partnerships with art schools, film schools, and social and cultural organizations.

projection mon oncle jacques tati houdremont la courneuve l'abominable


Open to the world, anchored
in the city

Navire Argo will be a vibrant cultural space anchored in the city, open to both local residents and curious visitors from near and afar. Thanks to cinema’s ability to touch viewers from all walks of life, Navire Argo will bring together a diverse audience and encourage reflection and discussion. 

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