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Artist Miguel Chevalier Projects Imaginary Starscapes onto the Ceiling of a Gothic Cathedral in Paris

Artist Miguel Chevalier Projects Imaginary Starscapes onto the Ceiling of a Gothic Cathedral in Paris

Digital artist Miguel Chevalier has transformed the ceiling of the Saint-Eustache Church into a dynamic, imaginary sky chart for the 2016 Nuit Blanche Festival in Paris. The installation, titled Voûtes Célestes, illuminates the soaring ceilings with 35 different colored networks to create glowing webs of light that highlight the church’s gothic architecture.

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The virtual performance is accompanied by an ominous organ score played by Baptiste-Florian Marle-Ouvrard. Visitors to the piece were invited to roam throughout the structure or lie on the floors to fully take in the visual and sonic environment.

You can find more of Chevalier’s work on his website, here.

H/T Colossal, Designboom.

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Cite: Patrick Lynch. "Artist Miguel Chevalier Projects Imaginary Starscapes onto the Ceiling of a Gothic Cathedral in Paris" 12 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/797193/artist-miguel-chevalier-projects-imaginary-starscapes-onto-the-ceiling-of-a-gothic-cathedral-in-paris/> ISSN 0719-8884
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Artist Miguel Chevalier Projects Imaginary Starscapes onto the Ceiling of a Gothic Cathedral in Paris

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