projection on the façade of gaudi's sagrada familia by moment factory
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sep 24, 2012
projection on the façade of gaudi's sagrada familia by moment factory

the first multimedia projection ‘ode à la vie’ on the façade of antoni gaudi’s sagrada familia in barcelona
image © moment factory




32, 000 people witnessed the first multimedia projection on antoni gaudi’s sagrada familia in barcelona, a project realized by montreal-based studio moment factory. the large-scale piece, entitled ‘ode à la vie’, tells the story of rebirth and hope, cast on the basilica’s distinctively intricate nativity façade, presenting a figurative interpretation of the creation of the universe. the work was informed by original color  sketches by the renowned architect, for whom color was the ‘essence of life’.



a video showing the projection
video © moment factory




the 15 minute architectural mapping display exhibits a living fresco made of color, light and sound – with the classical/electronic soundtrack by anthony rozankovic (acts 1 to 5) and misteur valaire (acts 6 and 7) complementing the spectacle. the exterior of one of the world’s  most celebrated churches transforms and morphs at the will of the digital artwork – with the sagrada familia’s textured frontage proving to  be more complex than earlier projects to map due to the detailed nature of the building. using 16 video projectors, 13 computers and 25  moving lights, the team of more than a dozen people used their own x-agora software platform to control the show’s sound, light and  video elements and took four months to complete. the projection was shown during la mercè festival in barcelona, spain.

32, 000 people witnessed the projection
image © moment factory

the large-scale piece tells the story of rebirth and hope
image © moment factory

the classical/electronic soundtrack accompanying the visuals was created by anthony rozankovic (acts 1 to 5) and misteur valaire (acts 6 and 7)
image © moment factory

the sagrada familia’s textured frontage proved to be more complex than earlier projects
image © moment factory

the façade came alive with sound, color and light
image © moment factory



project credits:

executive producer:
éric fournier
johanna marsal
multimedia director:
nelson de robles
mareike lenhart
creative director:
sakchin bessette

technology director: dominic audet
creative collaborators: dominic champagne and brigitte poupart
original music:
anthony rozankovic and misteur valaire

lighting specialist: dominic lemieux
original idea:
jacques renaud (renaud – architecture d’événements)

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