State of the Art

After this, there is very little you can still do in the world of architectureal VJing / mapping.

O (Omicron) is a permanent installation in Hala Stulecia (Centennial Hall) in Wroclaw, Poland. This large building with a diameter of 65m was designed by an architect and constructor Max Berg and is the most famous work of Wrocław Modernism. When opened, Hala Stulecia was the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world, now listed by the Unesco.
Omicron is directed by visual artist Romain Tardy and composer Thomas Vaquié working on an European-based visual label AntiVJ. They are focused on the use of projected light and its influence on a perception. By using non-traditional setups and techniques, visual mapping, stereoscopy and holographic illusions on their live performances, AntiVJ present a new transformed reality.

This installation is based on a notion of timelessness in architecture. Artists were influenced by a German expressionist science-fiction film Metropolis, directed by Fritz Lang, avant-garde architectural group Archigram, formed in the 1960s, Tron film in the 1980s and many more. AntiVJ crew tried to confront these legends with a different vision of the future and create a timeless future. Bright visual effects on a colossal dome give a strong feeling of a physical and visual weight of the building. Distinctive accoustics and reverberation of the dome are sensed as well. Omicron is an installation which connects cultural heritage and the future, light and sound.


My very compliments to AntiVJ !


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