Constellations Festival / from June 20th to September 7th 2019
For the second year running, the city of Metz has asked TETRO+A to light the Basilique Saint Vincent, now a cultural and heritage center.
TETRO+A has invited the artist Guillaume Marmin to create a new installation that transcends the architecture of this building listed as a historic monument in Metz.
Inspired by its columns, stained glass windows and Gothic style with a classical facade, the artist created the 1.3 SECONDE light installation to illuminate the heart of the basilica.
1.3 SECONDE by Guillaume Marmin will be showcased again by TETRO+A in February for the Bright Brussels Festival. After illuminating east of France last summer during Constellations de Metz Festival, the monumental installation is set to shine inside Saint-Jacques-sur-Coudenberg church of Brussels from the 13th to the 16th of February 2020.
1.3 seconds is the time it takes light to travel between the Earth and the Moon at a speed of 300,000 km/s. This is the pulse - the driving heartbeat of the installation set up at the center of the Basilique Saint-Vincent.
1,3 SECONDE is a physical exploration of the links between light, time and space.
An immersive device equipped with 250 projectors shines beams across the 50-meter nave to plunge visitors into light and sound compositions that sculpt the building’s spaces and play on the limits of our perception.
Peripheral lighting from 4-metre-high LED columns underscores the site’s architectural details to reveal the pylons, organ, arches and vaults.
INTERVIEW OF GUILLAUME MARMIN
June 20th to September 7th 2019, Basilique Saint-Vincent, 8 Rue Goussaud, 57000 Metz
February 13th to 16th 2020, Église Saint-Jacques-sur-Coudenberg – Grand Place, Bruxelles
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