miguel chevalier designs microorganism-inspired installation for lumiere london 2018
 

miguel chevalier designs microorganism-inspired installation for lumiere london 2018

miguel chevalier’s latest installation ‘origin of the world bubble’ has been suspended high above oxford circus, which became pedestrianized during lumiere london 2018. the piece has been specially commissioned to fit the world-famous site, a key digital playground for pedestrians during the event. ‘origin of the world bubble’ is inspired by the world of biology, microorganisms, and cellular automata. cells multiply in abundance, divide, and merge in sometimes slow, sometimes rapid rhythm on the inflatable sphere — 11 m diameter.

miguel chevalier designs microorganism-inspired installation for lumiere london 2018
‘origin of the world bubble’ by miguel chevalier for lumiere london 2018

 

 

everything comes together, comes apart, and changes shape at top speed. these organic universes mingle sometimes with constructivist universes made up of pixels. these unstable, black-and-white megapixel tableaux gradually give way to vivid, color-saturated spirals. an organic world or a pixelated one, french based artist miguel chevalier‘s artificial universe somehow seems to meet up with the universe of living beings.

miguel chevalier designs microorganism-inspired installation for lumiere london 2018
generative virtual-reality installation projected on a 11 m diameter inflatable sphere

 

 

this is a new kind of ‘technological baroque’ art while perpetually replenishing itself. sinuously rippling curves bring back to life the artificial paradises of the 1970’s. miguel chevalier’s ‘origin of the world bubble’ creates unprecedented visual experiences that are not unreminiscent of psychedelic universes.

miguel chevalier designs microorganism-inspired installation for lumiere london 2018
the light installation floats above oxford circus

miguel chevalier designs microorganism-inspired installation for lumiere london 2018
the piece has been specially commissioned to fit the world-famous site

miguel chevalier designs microorganism-inspired installation for lumiere london 2018
the location is a key digital playground for pedestrians during the event

miguel chevalier designs microorganism-inspired installation for lumiere london 2018
‘origin of the world bubble’ is inspired by the world of biology, microorganisms, and cellular automata

miguel chevalier designs microorganism-inspired installation for lumiere london 2018
everything comes together, comes apart, and changes shape at top speed

miguel chevalier designs microorganism-inspired installation for lumiere london 2018
these unstable, black-and-white megapixel tableaux gradually give way to vivid, color-saturated spirals

miguel chevalier designs microorganism-inspired installation for lumiere london 2018
the artificial universe somehow seems to meet up with the universe of living beings

miguel chevalier designs microorganism-inspired installation for lumiere london 2018
the installation creates unprecedented visual experiences that are not unreminiscent of psychedelic universes

miguel chevalier designs microorganism-inspired installation for lumiere london 2018
sinuously rippling curves bring back to life the artificial paradises of the 1970’s

 

 

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edited by: apostolos costarangos | designboom

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