Anti VJ are pretty popular on this blog and so they prove to be once again with ‘(0)Omicrom’ their new permanent projection mapping project.
They’ve taken a huge dome – with a 65m diameter – inside the 100 year old Hala Stulecia in Wroclaw, Poland as their canvas and, as a building with a rich history, have used its cultural heritage as a starting point; exploring the idea of timelessness in architecture and representations of the future, making reference to Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and the futurist visions of avant-garde architectural group Archigram.
Here’s what they had to say about the work:
A deliberately minimalist visual aesthetic allowed to highlight the very architecture of Hala Stulecia’s dome and re-affirm its place at the core of the piece. Minimalism also appeared to be the most appropriate means of conveying this idea of future at different periods of time (from 20’s/30’s anticipation film to more contemporary productions ). But the use of these references was not simply formal: the vision of futuristic totalitarian societies seemed to echo back real moments in the history of the building, warning us against the dangers of an idealized vision of the future.
Orchestral work and electronic textures were used in the score to echo both the colossal size of the architecture and the action of time. All in all its pretty awesome.
Check out the making of it too.
Via Open Culture
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