An independent filmmaker Claude Mossessian, uploaded this video for those of us who missed this spectacular pixellated beauty in its glory.
"The three-minute clip shows how the white-washed church exterior opens up into a kaleidoscope of color, design and shape-shifting splendor that references everything from microorganisms to embroidery."
Built in a Neo-Gothic style but inflenced by the Moroccan Muslim, the huge Cathédrale Sacré-Coeur is a surprising delight in the heart o Casablanca. French transmedia installation designer Miguel Chevalier created magic on the floor by projecting animation that turned the institution's massive floor into a multicolored, reactive art experience.
In the artist's very own words.
Magic Carpets revisit the tradition of the Islamic art, in particular the mosaic and the carpets.
A huge light carpet covers the floor of Sacré Coeur church. When the viewer moves, the trajectory of the curves is disrupted under their feet. This world of colors and forms in movement, invites us into the magic universe of the "Arabian Nights" and the flying carpets with the music of Michel Redolfi.
This installation has been made possible thanks to the French Institut et de Voxels Productions.
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