Projection and immersive sound offer new view on iconic artworks

A former foundry in Paris will be transformed into an immersive art museum using 120 projectors and a spatialised sound system to allow visitors to “get inside” works of art.

The Atelier Des Luminéres is created by Culturespaces and is described as the first digital art centre in Paris. 

It is located between Bastille and Nation in a former foundry in the eleventh arrondissement of the city. The multimedia equipment covers 3,300 m2, extending from the floors to the ceilings and over walls up to ten metres high.

Bruno Monnier, president of Culturespaces, said: “The role of an art centre is to de-compartmentalise, and that is why digital technology is so important in twenty-first-century exhibitions. Used for creative purposes, it has become a formidable vector for dissemination, and is capable of creating links between eras, add dynamism to artistic practices, amplify emotions, and reach the largest possible audience.”