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.
DIRECTED by Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié
ARCHITECTURE by Max Berg (1913)
VISUALS by Romain Tardy, Guillaume Cottet
MUSIC composed by Thomas Vaquié
2D / 3D MAPPING by Joanie Lemercier, Romain Tardy
MANAGEMENT & PRODUCTION Nicolas Boritch
Filmed by Jerome Monnot, Joanie Lemercier, Romain Tardy
Edited by Jerome Monnot
Trailer for Amon Tobin's all new, highly ambitious, breathtaking 'ISAM' live show. Tobin will be stepping away from previous DJ centric performances, and instead will be providing a large scale live audio/visual experience to select cities around the world. Designed in conjunction with Blasthaus, VSquared Labs, Vita Motus Design, Leviathan and others.
1st June - MUTEK, Montreal
9th June - Astra, Berlin
10th June - AB, Brussels
11th June - Bataclan, Paris
15th June - Melkweg, Amsterdam
17th June - Roundhouse, London
'ISAM' is available now in a variety of formats, including a deluxe 2XLP / Limited Edition CD Artbook (featuring exclusive images and an essay by John Doran) / Digital / T-Shirt package.
Impressive and stylish projections on buildings, a renewing way of communicating. For those who want to carry out a message in a striking and visually attractive way with guaranteed exposure: 3D video mapping projection on buildings is the communication tool of 2009 and what an impact!
NuFormer develops high-skill 3D video mapping projections. These 3D projections will be custom-made to fit any specific building and will be exposed by a battery of powerful projectors.
Please note that this is a simulation which shows the creative possibilities. The live performance can be found here: vimeo.com/5677879