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Site spécifique A/V installation, Hala Stulecia - Wroclaw - Poland , 2011

Direction : Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié
Visuals : Romain Tardy, Guillaume Cottet
Music & Sound: Thomas Vaquié
Production : Nicolas Boritch - Antivj / Nolabel

When opened, Hala Stulecia was the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world. With a diameter of 65m it was home to the largest dome built since the Pantheon in Rome eighteen centuries earlier.
The piece proposed for the Centennial Hall of Wroclaw is based around the notion of timelessness in architecture, and the idea of what future has meant throughout the 20th century.
Taking the 1910’s as a starting point (the dome was erected in 1913), historical and artistic references were used to reveal the architecture of the space.
By using references such as Fritz Lang’s Metropolis or the utopian projects of Archigram to confront the different visions of the future at different times, 
Romain Tardy and Thomas Vaquié were interested in trying to create a vision of a future with no precise time reference. A timeless future.

About The Music :

We can listen to Omicron’s music as the megalomaniac phantasm of Marx Berg. It is orchestral and arrogant with a desire to occupy the space and to last in time.
It is inspired by noise music, which is made of sound from object and machines and anchored in the futuristic movement at the beginning of the century.
It is also tinged with electronic sounds, including a Theremin, the first electronic instrument created 6 years after the construction of this building and symbol of future times at that time.

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