Paris’ Atelier Des Lumiéres turns former foundry right into a canvas for digital artwork

A model new digital artwork centre is opening inside a former foundry in Paris that can see leading edge know-how remodel all the constructing into one gigantic canvas of over 3000-square-metres.

The project sees 140 projectors transforming the foundry into a canvas for art.
The undertaking sees 140 projectors reworking the foundry right into a canvas for artwork. Image by Atelier des Lumières

Opening on 13 April within the 11th arrondissement of Paris, between the Bastille and Nation stations, the Atelier Des Lumiéres would be the first of its variety within the metropolis and was voted one of many prime new travel experiences in 2018 by Lonely Planet. Utilising 140 video projectors and a specialised sound system, the centre will create immersive multimedia experiences for guests by exhibiting digitized photographs of masterpieces, a few of which transfer to music, on the flooring, ceilings and partitions of the constructing.

“Our wish is to offer a different and innovative experience in the way of understanding art. The digital shift also makes it possible to cope with the difficulty of mounting exhibitions with major works of art history, sometimes even too fragile to be moved,” Culturespaces, the organisation behind the undertaking, instructed Lonely Planet Travel News. The institution of the Atelier Des Lumiéres follows the success of the Carrières de Lumières, a undertaking that has seen related projections being displayed inside a cave at Les Baux-de-Provence since 2012, an event that pulls roughly 600,000 individuals yearly.

A special programme on the works of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt and his former student Egon Schiele will be part of the centre's launch.
A particular programme on the works of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt and his former pupil Egon Schiele shall be a part of the centre’s launch. Image by Atelier des Lumières

The new enterprise consists of three everlasting exhibitions in two separate areas referred to as La Halle and Le Studio, and for the opening, a particular programme on the works of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt and his former pupil Egon Schiele will play for about 30 minutes in La Halle. In Le Studio, guests shall be greeted by a spread of latest work by skilled and rising artists, with meals and drinks accessible on the far finish of the studio.

Built within the nineteenth Century, the Plichon Iron Foundry that homes the exhibition nonetheless consists of lots of its unique architectural parts, similar to industrial chimneys, drying towers and water tanks, all of which function backdrops for the colourful artwork projections. More data on visiting Atelier Des Lumiéres is offered on the official web site.

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