DEEP TUBE Experimentation by Joanie Lemercier-Thomas Vaquié-Visual System
DEEP TUBE is a 30 meters long little big hole inside the famous Brussels’s Atomium in Belgium (non sexual installation)
This installation was created in June 2013 for #ID2013 but we never posted yet , today we do …
RESEARCH, EXPERIMENT, CREATE
In 1958 a World’s Fair was held in Brussels, Belgium and to mark this monumental occasion they built the Atomium. Designed by André Waterkeyn its structure—steel-clad spheres connected by tubes to form a square—mimics the structure of an iron crystal magnified billions of times. Fast forward 55 years and now, inside this iconic building, resides a light installation called -Infinity, a collaboration between Joanie Lemercier and Visual System.
It’s part of a summer exhibition entitled ID#2013 Poème Numérique inspired by Le Corbusier and Xenakis’ innovative video installation Poeme Electronique which featured at the 1958 Expo.
For the site-specific installation -Infinity the artists investigate “the spatial qualities of light”. Sticks of LEDs ride up the interior of one of the tube, augmenting the structure and responding to sounds and tone—
Julien Guinard, Vincent Obadia, Benjamin Lorthioir,Ambroise Mouline, Pierre Gufflet, Joachim Correia, Ian Castronovo, Le Tone, Tom Modeste, Sebastien Escudie, Thierry Pillet et Valère Terrier
Original Sound Design for DEEP TUBE
Thanks to Henri Simons, Arnaud Bozzini, Johan Vandenperre and all the Atomium Team