An immersive installation in the Fondation Martell

Let’s discover “L’ombre de la vapeur” (the shadow of the vapor) a digital and interactive installation, ordered by the Fondation Martell to the company Adrien M & Claire B. An amazing experience for the visitor who becomes part of the workart.

Dedicated to artistic commissions, the ground floor of Fondation Martell welcomes till april 2019 a digital and interactive installation created by the company Adrien M & ClaireB. Called “L’ombre de la vapeur”  which hightlights the torula ; the small mushroom living in cognac cellars, and indicating outside  by the black walls and roofs that precious eau-de-vie is ageing inside ! I already told you about it here 

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An amazing sensorial experience

As soon as we enter, we become part of the experience, in resonance with this stunning graphic and digital workart. Wandering through this particular space, we interact with the elaborate forms composed by a fine metallic veil with suspended clouds on which white moving particles are projected.

The workart is directly modulated by our rhythm and motions : gestures and stops influence the floating units.

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nlivingincognac fondation martellHave you ever been before a workart ? if not, go to the Fondation Martell and you will feel like an artist in his creative process !

And what about the torula ?

The shape of each particle seems to look like this small mushroom as if we see it in a microscope. It’s not totally scientific, thus the creative interpretation of the company, a graphic and poetic transposition.

The sound installation, composed by Olivier Mellano  called “hymn for the mushroom” is inspired by principles called The Protéodie : each animo acid is associated with certain waves that can be transcribed to a musical partition.

After this poetic moment don’t leave immediately. I suggest you a stroll in the courtyard  of the Fondation Martell where you can sit and and  lie down in the structure created by SelgasCano design architects. To see more, read this former post   

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And lastly take the elevator to discover the new roof top.

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Fondation Martell  in Cognac : Exhibition L’ombre de la vapeur till April 2019


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