The octagonal shape of the inner courtyard is illuminated by colourful graphics that change as visitors move throughout the space.
With recent developments in the fields of material science and technology, designers around the world have recognized the potential for their works to articulate more, provoking stronger messages by crossing into other disciplines. In line with the trajectory of this trend, Miguel Chevalier has created alternative ways of experiencing the spaces of churches,museums, foundations, and tunnels with mesmerizing graphical interfaces. This exploration of the electronic arts has continued its way into castel del monte for Festival Internazionale di Andria Castel dei Mondi 2014 in the form of ‘Magic Carpets’.With its unique architecture based on the number 8, the edifice is imbued with a mathematical and astronomical rigor that adopts the shape of the octagon. In addition, its positioning has been carefully orchestrated to display special symmetries of light on solstice days. This symbolic system has drawn the passionate interest of experts on account of its oddity and esotericism, making it an ideal location for the interactive installation. The piece revisits the tradition of mosaics, which prefigure the advent of pixels. at one point in time, the decorations were highly present throughout the castle’s interior. Paying homage to this aesthetic, pictures made up of unstable black-and-white mega-patterns successively slide into vividly saturated spirals that swirl about, performing veritable choreographic movements set to music by jacopo baboni schilingi. Via