Leilani

By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

He Projected Galaxies Onto This Ancient Chapel, And It’s An Out Of Body Experience.

Who says the digital world cannot be as awe-inspiring as nature? Digital artist Miguel Chevalier defies this theory with his Immersive Projection series for a fundraising campaign held at King's College Chapel for the University and Colleges of Cambridge. Though I balk at the idea of anyone experimenting on masterpieces, Chevalier's digital installations do not clash with the late Gothic Chapel. In fact, they illuminate it. It's about time the highness of research was celebrated in such glorious fashion.

As the Chapel walls saw new graphic universes, distinguished professors and alumni delivered speeches. The universes transitioned from one to the next, utilizing their own digital language to illustrate a range of subjects including Academic Excellence, Africa, Biology, Biotechnologies, Health, Neurosciences, and Physics, among others. The event concluded with a special appearance by renowned physicist Stephen Hawking who is famous for his theories on black holes.

Scroll leisurely through the images and play the video below. Pay close attention to the fan vaults and stained glass windows. It will break your heart that you were not there to experience it in person.

Miguel Chevalier was born in Mexico City in 1959 and has lived in Paris since 1985.

Miguel Chevalier was born in Mexico City in 1959 and has lived in Paris since 1985.

In 1994, he lived at Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto as an artist in residence.

In 1994, he lived at Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto as an artist in residence.

Due to his diverse life experiences, his work is explorative and multidisciplinary.

Due to his diverse life experiences, his work is explorative and multidisciplinary.

His graphic universes at the Chapel were generated in real time.

His graphic universes at the Chapel were generated in real time.

He uses the latest technology in his work to reformulate references from the history of art.

He uses the latest technology in his work to reformulate references from the history of art.

The result is an unprecedented visual experience.

The result is an unprecedented visual experience.

Viewers were presented with an atmosphere in which science meets the spirituality.

Viewers were presented with an atmosphere in which science meets the spirituality.

Each digital language depicted how change is our only constant, how everything evolves and continues to evolve.

Each digital language depicted how change is our only constant, how everything evolves and continues to evolve.

And finally, Chevalier's interpretation of Stephen Hawking's research made for a spectacular finale.

And finally, Chevalier's interpretation of Stephen Hawking's research made for a spectacular finale.

Source: Miguel Chevalier / Claude Mossessian / designboom

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