AntiVJ has once again conquered a major projection mapping on a very unique structure. Paleodictyon is shot onto the curved exterior of architect Shigeru Ban’s the Centre Pompidou Metz, France. “(The piece is) loosely inspired by the work and research of deep-sea expert Peter A. Rona, (and) abolishes notions of scale by contrasting micro-architecture with human construction. Fascinated by the marks left by unknown creatures called Paleodictyon Nodosum, he offers the hypothesis that these hexagonal structures are designed in order to cultivate bacteria. A modern day Captain Nemo, Peter A. Rona wanders relentlessly across the seabed looking to discover these living creatures, of which we only know of their mysterious geometrical makeup, reminiscent of the Centre Pompidou’s hexagonal shape frame.”
A project by Simon Geilfus, Yannick Jacquet and Thomas Vaquié, AntiVJ’s work goes way beyond what people refer to as “projectionmapping”. There is a depth and attention to detail, not to mention meaning, that is present in everything they do and it truly stands out in an increasingly crowded field. They used 8x20klumens sxga+, 2x18k hd, 4x16k lumens sxga+, 7x10k hd, and a single 30k lumens hd as back up. One of the unique things about this project is that in coding the actual projection, they coded a web-based app that allows users to fly about the piece in a browser. Make sure to use Chrome and a fairly graphic-capable machine!
Also make sure to check out a previous article on PF- Omicron, AntiVJ’s permanent install at Hala Stulecia, Poland.