miguel chevalier projects immersive images on to king's college chapel in cambridge
miguel chevalier projects immersive images on to king's college chapel in cambridge
nov 12, 2015
miguel chevalier projects immersive images on to king's college chapel in cambridge


miguel chevalier projects immersive images on to king’s college chapel in cambridge
all images courtesy of miguel chevalier

 

 

 

at the occasion of a fundraising campaign organized by the university of cambridge in king’s college chapel, the artist miguel chevalier was invited to create a series of immersive projections to accompany the speeches of renowned professors and alumni. for the event, the artist imagines a number of different graphic universes, which are generated in real time and use their own digital language to illustrate and interpret a wide variety of subjects including academic excellence, health, africa, biology, neurosciences, physics, biotechnologies, etc. 

miguel chevalier
this is the first time that the university of cambridge has invited an artist to make a work of art in the chapel

 

 

 

to illustrate stephen hawking’s research about black holes, miguel chevalier imagines an immersive environment made up of thousands of constellations that plunge the guests into the mystery of the universe. in the same spirit, each of the projections entices the audience into a remarkable and imaginative atmosphere where science meets spirituality.

 

the video shows both the location before and after being intervened with the light projections
video © claude mossessian 

 

 

 

the site-specific installation highlights the architecture of the 16th-century chapel through lighting the high technicality of the cathedral’s fan vaults, one of the finest examples of late perpendicular gothic english architecture. the projections and the richness of colors from the digital installations create a resonant relationship with the illuminated stained glass windows. the installation gives the building life, generating an unprecedented visual experience. this is the first time that the university of cambridge has invited an artist to make a work of art in the chapel.

miguel chevalier
miguel chevalier was invited to create a series of immersive projections on the king’s college chapel in cambridge

miguel chevalier
the artist imagines a number of different graphic universes, which are generated in real time 

miguel chevalier
this digital language illustrates and interprets a wide variety of academic subjects

miguel chevalier
the work shows a colorful living universe that is constantly renewed

miguel chevalier
everything floats, branches out, appears and disappears, always turning into something else

miguel chevalier
traditional imagery related to the university and colleges of cambridge were also projected 

miguel chevalier
colored lines of light sketch out mental landscapes

miguel chevalier
a wide variety of academic subjects were interpreted in the projections

miguel chevalier
each of the projections entices the audience into a magical and poetic atmosphere

 

 

project info:

name: dear world… yours, cambridge

author: miguel chevalier
project name: immersive projection

location: king’s college chapel, cambridge
curators: helen marriage and bill gee / artichoke trust
campaign: johnson banks

commissioned by: the university of cambridge development and alumni relations for the launch of the campaign for the university of cambridge 

date: 16-18 october 2015
technical productions: voxels productions
software: cyrille henry and antoine villeret

film by: claude mossessian

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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