A project by Simon Geilfus, Yannick Jacquet and Thomas Vaquié
Centre Pompidou Metz, France, October 6th 2012
> You can go and watch the making of the project at vimeo.com/60209340
> Go and experience Paleodictyon - The App, a digital counterpart of the physical installation: antivj.com/paleodictyon_app (google chrome browser)
Loosely inspired by the work and research of deep-sea expert Peter A. Rona, the piece abolishes notions of scale by contrasting micro-architecture with human construction.
Fascinated by the marks left by unknown creatures called Paleodictyon Nodosum, the scientist 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.
Artistic direction by Simon Geilfus, Yannick Jacquet, Thomas Vaquié
Producer Nicolas Boritch
Visual content by Simon Geilfus, Yannick Jacquet, Romain Tardy
Music composed by Thomas Vaquié
Architecture Shigeru Ban (2010)
More info about the project at antivj.com/paleodictyon
Project commissioned by Nuit Blanche Metz and Centre Pompidou Metz
Technical direction: Laurent Fink and Lumens8
Video edited by Romain Tardy
Filmed by James Medcraft
Additional camera: Jerome Monnot, Sebastien Rabas, Romain Tardy