Paleodictyon

Paleodictyon
Architectural projection
Centre Pompidou Metz, France, October 6th 2012

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.

3D Visualisation

Artistic direction by Simon Geilfus, Yannick Jacquet, Thomas Vaquié 
Producer: Nicolas Boritch
Visual content by Simon Geilfus, Yannick Jacquet, Romain Tardy
Music composed by Thomas Vaquié 

Architecture Shigeru Ban (2010)