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Site Specific A/V installation, Atomium - Brussels - Belgium, 2012

Visuals : Joanie Lemercier, Olivier Ratsi
Lighting design : Visual System
Sound and Music : Thomas Vaquié
Production : Visual System / Atomium

In 1958 a World's Fair was held in Brussels, Belgium and to mark this monumental occasion they built the Atomium. 
Designed by André Waterkeyn its structure—steel-clad spheres connected by tubes to form a square—mimics the structure of an iron crystal magnified billions of times. 
Fast forward 55 years and now, inside this iconic building, resides a light installation called -Infinity, a collaboration between AntiVJ's Joanie Lemercier, Olivier Ratsi, Thomas Vaquié  and Visual System.
It's part of a summer exhibition entitled ID#2013 Poème Numérique inspired by Le Corbusier and Xenakis' innovative video installation Poeme Electronique which featured at the 1958 Expo. 
For the site-specific installation - Infinity the artists investigate "the spatial qualities of light". 
Sticks of LEDs ride up the interior of one of the spheres, augmenting the structure and responding to sounds and tone - this is complemented by a "polygon planet" suspended from the ceiling, 
built by Joanie Lemercier as a cardboard origami structure which has visuals projected onto it. 

About The Music :

I wanted to propose a melancholic vision of these lightenings, these clouds of dust, these explosion of lava, this planet that disintegrates.

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