The PLATEFORM 10 arcades – Prefiguration Musée de l’Elysée and mudac

Article on the Plateform 10 website

After a residency at the Musée de l’Elysée and the mudac, the INT studio presents the collections of both museums through kinetic, immersive and participative installations in the Arcades. Thus, before moving in in the fall of 2021, both museums are present on the site and lead us to experiment their collections in a new way.

“LCD (LUMINA, CHROMA, DATA): Enter the color! How to navigate simultaneously through the collections of the Musée de l’Elysée and the Mudac while giving meaning to the search? LCD proposes to go beyond the traditional search by keywords, dates or authors by means of linking the photographic and design works of the two museums through colour.
A selection of around 500 objects from the mudac and the Musée de l’Elysée were analysed by software to determine the value (RGB) of each pixel. The algorithm creates a colour chart specific to each work. It then places them on a grid projected on the wall. Using a controller, the visitor is invited to choose a position in the colour spectrum (X axis) and saturation (Y axis). The two objects closest to the chosen colour are displayed on the main screens.
The sculpture highlights the database query. The chromatic circle suspended in the centre and the mechanics come to life to illustrate the path taken to access the chosen colour. By immersion, the visitor finds himself immersed in the collections of the mudac and the Musée de l’Elysée.

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