This might be the coolest thing you’ll see today — a church ceiling in Paris being used for a crazy art project.
For the yearly art night Nuit Blanche in Paris on October 1, Mexican artist Miguel Chevalier covered the entire upper part of the Eglise Saint-Eustache for his installation Voûtes Célestes, which roughly translates to Heavenly Vaults. He used several projectors to overlay visuals onto the church’s ceiling, or in his own words:
These digital constellations of pixels immerse visitors in an atmosphere bathed in light while opening unto infinity.
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Among the animations were abstract star constellations, colorful geometric shapes and lines following the shapes of the church. The impressive visuals were accompanied by an organ player and a choir, which made the performance even more intense.
All the animations are influenced by the movements of the crowd below which, according to Chevalier, makes for a ‘virtual reality-like experience’. Regardless of wether this can be considered real VR, it seems like a magical experience to have stunning visuals surround you in a majestic setting.