Digital arts centre relies on Modulo Kinetic
Tuesday, 16 June 2020
bdl-modulopi-2Visitors can enjoy the painters’ work mapping onto the venue’s architectural elements
France - As Culturespaces opens the world’s largest digital art centre, the cultural operator continues its successful collaboration with Modulo Pi. Opened on June 10, 2020, the Bassins de Lumières (The Ponds of Lights) in Bordeaux relies on 30 Modulo Kinetic media servers to provide an outstanding immersive art experience.
Culturespaces Digital turned to Modulo Pi and chose the Modulo Kinetic media server solution in 2018, when it created the first digital art centre in Paris, the Atelier des Lumières. Opened in April 2018, the Atelier des Lumières already welcomed more than 2m visitors eager to experience a new immersive approach to the work of famous artists such as Klimt, Van Gogh, Monet, and more.
Since the opening of the Atelier des Lumières, Modulo Kinetic has become the exclusive media server for each existing or new digital art centre by Culturespaces Digital: the Carrières de Lumières (Les Baux-de-Provence, France), the Bunker de Lumières (Jeju island, South Korea), and now the Bassins de Lumières (Bordeaux, France).
Inaugurated on 10 June in Bordeaux, the Bassins de Lumières is the largest digital art centre in the world. Established in a former World War II submarine base facing the Atlantic Ocean, the venue is six times bigger than the Atelier des Lumières. The Bassins de Lumières include four vast ponds, a cube, and an immersive tank for a total projection surface reaching 14,000sq.m.
The AV set-up relies on 71 F80-Q12 and 24 G60-W10 Barco video projectors, 80 Meyer Sound CAL 32 loudspeakers, and 30 Modulo Kinetic media servers by Modulo Pi. The Modulo Kinetic system was instrumental throughout the project workflow: study, simulation, and management of the edge blending and warping process for a seamless projection across the monumental canvas. Show control is also handled within Modulo Kinetic.
Augustin de Cointet de Fillain, director of Culturespaces Digital and the Bassins de Lumières, states: “Thanks to Modulo Kinetic, technology is no longer an issue. We have a stable and reliable system that frees us from many technical aspects and allows us to focus on what’s essential: art and creation.”
With the first exhibitions dedicated to Gustave Klimt and Paul Klee, visitors can enjoy the painters’ work mapping onto the venue’s architectural elements and reflecting on water to the rhythm of the music.
(Jim Evans)

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