DATE : FEBRUARY 2013
PLACE : TOUR & TAXI - BRUSSELS
PRODUCTION : "LA FOIRE DU LIVRE"
PROJECT : Video mapping on a cubic structure + backgrounds during the book signings by 30 authors during La « Foire du Livre 2013 ».
The Imaginarium : a sensory experience.
The atmosphere of the structure was different according to the author on stage. Between these sessions we could see a set based on experimental machines, organic elements ... on the music of the DJ Karl M.
Project designed and orchestrated by Fabrizio Borrini, artist and author of comics, in collaboration with Roberto Cassol, interior architect and designer of the Book Fair in Brussels.
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, he 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)
Project commissioned by Nuit Blanche Metz and Centre Pompidou Metz
Technical direction: Laurent Fink and Lumens8
Video filmed, directed and edited by Jerome Monnot
Additional camera: Sebastien Rabas, James Medcraft, Romain Tardy