This article was published on October 13, 2016

Watch this huge church ceiling get lit up with a beautiful interactive sky

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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.

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.

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