guillaume marmin illuminates a church with immersive '1.3 SECONDE' lightshow in france
 

guillaume marmin illuminates a church with immersive '1.3 SECONDE' lightshow in france

presented by TETRO+A during 2019’s ‘constellations de metz’, guillaume marmin has created a light installation entitled ‘1.3 SECONDE’. for the third year of the digital arts festival in the french city of metz, the project has taken over the architecture of saint vincent’s basilica, illuminating the architectural details of the gothic church. constructed using 250 projectors, the concept behind the work intends to celebrate the first steps on the moon by immersing visitors in a scene of light and sound.

guillaume marmin illuminates a church with immersive '1.3 SECONDE' lightshow in france designboom

all images © maxime brochier

 

with the space travel theme in mind, the installation by marmin and TETRO+A gets its name from the time it takes for light to travel from the earth to the moon at a velocity of 300 000km/s. inspired by the church’s columns, stained glass windows and overall gothic style, visitors are given glimpses of the architectural details as lights flash and illuminate the grand space of the basilica. the contrast between the darkness and flashes of light immerses the audience in an almost overwhelming experience that intends to play with the perception of the existing space. 

guillaume marmin illuminates a church with immersive '1.3 SECONDE' lightshow in france designboom

view of saint vincent’s basilica

 

 

on display in metz until the 7th of september 2019, the installation in essence intends to provide an epic space travel experience. the ‘constellations de metz’ festival takes over the french city for two months and occupies historical and urban spaces, inviting visitors to experience exhibitions from a variety of international artists.

guillaume marmin illuminates a church with immersive '1.3 SECONDE' lightshow in france designboom

the project lights up the gothic architectural details

guillaume marmin illuminates a church with immersive '1.3 SECONDE' lightshow in france designboom

the audience is immersed in light and sound

guillaume marmin illuminates a church with immersive '1.3 SECONDE' lightshow in france designboom

the project celebrates man’s first steps on the moon

guillaume marmin illuminates a church with immersive '1.3 SECONDE' lightshow in france designboom

the installation is inspired by the church’s columns and stained glass windows 

guillaume marmin illuminates a church with immersive '1.3 SECONDE' lightshow in france designboom

visitors are immersed in an overwhelming experience of light 

guillaume marmin illuminates a church with immersive '1.3 SECONDE' lightshow in france designboom

the installation will be on display until the 7th of september 2019

guillaume marmin illuminates a church with immersive '1.3 SECONDE' lightshow in france designboom
250 custom made projectors

guillaume marmin illuminates a church with immersive '1.3 SECONDE' lightshow in france designboom

guillaume marmin in front of his installation

 

 

project info:

 

project name: ‘1.3 SECONDE’

location: saint-vincent basilica, metz, france

artist: guillaume marmin 

music: philippe gordiani and jean-baptiste cognet 

production: TETRO+A

photography: maxime brochier

 

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: lynne myers | designboom

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