In April 2018, Parisians discovered their very first digital art center: l’Atelier des Lumières. Set in a former foundry that dates back to 1835, the centre brings the paintings of renowned artists to life thanks to a breath taking immersive sound and visual show.
For Culturespaces, the company behind the new art centre, the pioneering exhibitions in Les Baux-de-Provence and Paris are a dream come true. “My objective was to fully immerse visitors into pixels and sound and create a unique sensory experience – in order to bring the artwork closer to the people,” explains Culturespaces CEO Bruno Monnier.
When he had accomplished his mission at Carrières de Lumières (the art centre won a THEA award – the Oscar of the theme park industry); it was time to conquer Paris. Culturespaces converted an old foundry into Atelier des Lumières, which opened in April 2018.
As Barco’s more than 100 laser projectors are performing impeccably at Les-Baux-de-Provence, Culturespaces was happy to join forces with Barco again.
“The Paris audience is more critical though,” explains Monnier, “so we decided to add some extras in Paris: make images move here and there, play with mirrors and project on cylindrical surfaces and water.”
Barco’s 128 laser PGWU-62L projectors and 16 F50 panoramic WUXGA projectors are perfectly up to the challenge of depicting the work of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Hundertwasser on an amazing 3,300m2 of projection space (walls, ceilings and floor) in breathtaking colors and detail.