Directed by Romain Tardy and Thomas Vaquié, "Omicron" is a permanent installation that is projected onto the interior of the cupola of the Hala Stulecia (Centennial Hall) in Wroclaw, Poland. And at the risk of sounding trite, it's pretty out of this world.
Drawing from 20th century science fiction motifs from "Metropolis" to "Tron," the projection mapping installation beams light around the 226-foot diameter cupola. Paired with its own soundtrack, the overall effect is immense, immersive, and slightly terrifying.
The designers of the installation sought to make a "timeless" piece that fully embraced the building's architecture, but "Omicron" is much more an act of transformation than preservation.
Looking up at its pulsating facade, one feels less in the presence of a UNESCO World Heritage Site -- an honor that the Hala Stulecia received in 2006 -- than of a hostile organism that could strike at any moment.
Completed in 1913, the Hala Stulecia was designed by architect Max Berg. It was renovated in 2009.
[via The Creators Project]
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