Originally a video mapping installation created for the singular architecture of the Centre Pompidou Metz museum, Paleodictyon was presented during Nuit Blanche 2012 in Metz, France.
Paleodictyon The app, is its digital counterpart. Developed by Simon Geilfus, who co-directed the original piece, the application makes use of the same video mapping technique, however here it is instead transposed to a digital space, where virtual projectors give light to a 3D model of the museum. A digital replica.
Loosely inspired by the research of deep-sea expert Peter A. Rona, who, like a modern day Captain Nemo, explores the seabed looking for a mysterious organism called Paleodictyon, the piece aims to abolish the notion of scale by contrasting micro-architecture with human construction. Fascinated by marks left by unknown creatures Paleodictyon Nodosum, the scientist offers the hypothesis that these hexagonal structures are designed to farm bacteria.
More information about the Paleodictyon installation can be found here.