L’Atelier des Lumières, created by Culturespaces, is the first Digital Art Center in Paris for immersive exhibitions. The 16,000-square-foot venue, a 19th century disused foundry, received a complete make-over to allow the hosting of immersive digital art shows on a monumental scale. Its first exhibition is an immersive digital experience around Gustav Klimt’s work. It’s a stunning show bringing together monumental projection and music for a new artistic experience. Visitors are immersed in the work of the Austrian painter thanks to a massive AV set-up: more than 130 Barco PGWU-62 video-projectors were installed together with 35 Modulo Kinetic media servers by Modulo Pi.
Animated images of Klimt’s work are projected on the floor, walls and ceiling. Images flow in rhythm to the music and appear perfectly molded to Atelier’s architecture.
Faced with the technical challenge of equipping such a venue to achieve a 300 million pixels projection, Culturespaces and Cadmos, the integrator for the project, opted for the Modulo Pi system. Augustin de Cointet de Fillain, Multimedia Project Director at Culturespeaces, explains, “The exhibition is tailor made to the venue. It’s as much creation as it is staging, with a certain complexity due to the perspectives and different depth levels in the venue.”
To pursue its mission of bringing to the public a new way to discover art, Culturespaces is currently working on the launch of new immersive art exhibitions in the United States and Korea.