A WILD Moment for Sagrada Familia
by: Abernathy Miller
September 26, 2012
History can be boring. That is, unless you paint a technicolor dream coat on it using a next level image mapping skills… which is just what Moment Factory did to one of the worlds most famous buildings.
Montreal-based design wonder kids, Moment Factory, proved gothic architecture and modern art don’t have to be mutually exclusive in an A/V club-meets-street art acid trip at one of the world’s most beautiful buildings, Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia.
Moment Factory transformed the intricate facade of the Sagrada Familia into an out-of-this-world canvas using image mapping and their X-Agora playback system at the La Merce Festival in Barcelona.
The 15 minute sound and light spectacular completely blew away the 32,000 audience members, bringing the architect Antonio Gaudi’s masterpiece to the 21st century in a big way.
The Sagrada Familia’s construction began in 1882; Gaudi took over the project in 1883. By his death in 1926, the project was only a quarter of the way complete. The anticipated time of completion for the project is 2026, 100 years after Gaudi’s death. Even without being “done,” the Sagrada Familia is still considered a world treasure.
Moment Factory has lots of other cool projects in the works as well, check them out here.