Title of ArtworkPaleodictyon
Year of Origin2012
    Dimensions variable
    Mapping Projection, Sound
Collaboration/Shared Production/Research
    Artistic direction by Simon Geilfus, Yannick Jacquet, Thomas Vaquié Producer Nicolas Boritch Visual content by Simon Geilfus, Yannick Jacquet, Romain Tardy Music composed by Thomas Vaquié Architecture Shigeru Ban (2010)
Medium/Type of Artwork
Light Source
Light-Optical Factors
History of a work
2012Development / productionMetzLink
2012DocumentationMetzDocumentation & videosLink

Intrigued by the hexagonal plan and complex structure of Shigeru Ban’s Centre Pompidou Metz in France, ANTIVJ visual artists Simon Geilfus and Yannick Jacquet, and composer Thomas Vaquié transformed the building’s undulating facade into a digital spectacular with a light show that “abolishes notions of scale by contrasting micro-architecture with human construction”. The piece was loosely inspired by the research of deep-sea expert Peter A. Rona, whose work explores the fascinating marks left by unknown, hexagonal-shaped sea creature called Paleodictyon Nodosum, which Rona believes is designed to cultivate bacteria. (29.07.2020)

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