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.


‘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.


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.


the light installation floats above oxford circus


the piece has been specially commissioned to fit the world-famous site


the location is 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


everything comes together, comes apart, and changes shape at top speed


these unstable, black-and-white megapixel tableaux gradually give way to vivid, color-saturated spirals


the artificial universe somehow seems to meet up with the universe of living beings


the installation creates unprecedented visual experiences that are not unreminiscent of psychedelic universes


sinuously rippling curves bring back to life the artificial paradises of the 1970’s

 

 

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