O / Omicron

Romain Tardy (AntiVJ) (featured earlier here) and Thomas Vaquié project and orchestrate a massive animated masterpiece onto the Hala Stulecia dome in Poland. Now I know why this installation is permanently in place. More informative details as follows:

“When opened, Hala Stulecia was the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world. With a diameter of 65m it was home to the largest dome built since the Pantheon in Rome eighteen centuries earlier.

The piece proposed for the Centennial Hall of Wroclaw is based around the notion of timelessness in architecture, and the idea of what future has meant throughout the 20th century.

Taking the 1910’s as a starting point (the dome was erected in 1913), historical and artistic references were used to reveal the architecture of the space.

By using references such as Fritz Lang’s Metropolis or the utopian projects of Archigram to confront the different visions of the future at different times, Romain Tardy and Thomas Vaquié were interested in trying to create a vision of a future with no precise time reference. A timeless future.”

Watch the jaw-dropping demonstration embedded down below! Also check out the Making of O video as well!

O / Omicron Installation.

Making of O / Omicron.

O / Omicron, 2012
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