Paleodictyon was created for the singular architecture of the french museum Centre Pompidou Metz, designed by Shigeru Ban.

It was presented last October during Nuit Blanche in Metz, France.

Loosely inspired by the work and research of deep-sea expert Peter A. Rona, the piece abolishes notions of scale by contrasting micro-architecture with human construction.
Fascinated by the marks left by unknown creatures called Paleodictyon Nodosum, he offers the hypothesis that these hexagonal structures are designed in order to cultivate bacteria.

A modern day Captain Nemo, Peter A. Rona wanders relentlessly across the seabed looking to discover these living creatures, of which we only know of their mysterious geometrical makeup, reminiscent of the Centre Pompidou’s hexagonal shape frame.

Paleodictyon is a light projection project by ANTIVJ. If you are interested in the coding infrastructure, you can check out their blog for in-depth look at the creative process.


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