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 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
8 Rue Goussaud, 57000 Metz
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Jean-Baptiste COGNET /Philippe GORDIANI