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Miguel Chevalier Transforms a Former Church Into a Colorful Pixelated Setting for a 'Magic Carpet' Ride

by , 04/16/14

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Artist Miguel Chevalier transformed the entire floor of the former Sacred Heart of Casablanca Church into a mesmerizing pixelated Magic Carpet. His interactive installation uses sound and lights to create multicolored patterns and mosaics that adjust to the movement of visitors. This virtual carpet creates choreographed movements of light accompanied by echoing sounds of music by Michel Redolfi.



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Inspired by Islamic, Moroccan craftsmanship and the behavior of cellular automata, Miguel Chevalier created a responsive work of art that uses light and sound to come alive. The organic quality of the movements is achieved by sensing the movement of the viewers as they navigate the huge nave of the church. As they change their trajectories, the shapes and curves are disrupted and create a ripple effect that bounce off the shapes and colors created by other visitors.

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The ‘Magic Carpet’ installation is a huge pixelated kaleidoscope that transforms architectural space into psychedelic landscapes reminiscent of an otherworldly magic carpet ride.

+ Miguel Chevalier

Via Archello, My Modern Met

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  1. EmilyS May 5, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    This is incredible. I wonder if this type of technology could be used in homes or businesses as a unique design element instead of carpeting.

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