bite of Brussels

Brussels. Few days of work and few hours of fun- that’s the summary of my time in Belgium’s capital.

I have lost my digital pictures due to burglary of my home but now I have found forgotten film captures!

Interactive sculpture:

” Iceberg, an immersive, playful,
sound, architectural and luminous journey at the heart of the city in the form of an ice-monument from Antarctica. On the place de la Monnaie, from north to south, the installation invites visitors to follow the course of a reinterpreted iceberg, from its virtual descent into polar waters until its complete dissolution in southern seas. The installation offers three skeletons of one same iceberg at three various stages of its existence… Three forms, sizes, distinct luminous spaces and sound atmospheres.
These thousand-year-old monuments shaped by time and elements emit very peculiar sounds. The seawater infiltrating inside the crevasses and cracks that have formed resound like so many organ pipes, the tonalities of which modulate and transform throughout their slow melting process.
At the image of this monumental musical instrument, Iceberg consists of a series of metallic archways equipped with speakers that diffuse singular sounds. These luminous arches are organised in tunnels and invite visitors to penetrate to listen and to play of this gigantic organ whose notes and light travel from one end to the other of these musical corridors.”



“A seminal totem in the Brussels skyline; neither tower, nor pyramid, a little bit cubic, a little bit spherical, half-way between sculpture and architecture, a relic of the past with a determinedly futuristic look, museum and exhibition centre; the Atomium is, at once, an object, a place, a space, a Utopia and the only symbol of its kind in the world, which eludes any kind of classification.
The Atomium was the main pavilion and icon of the World Fair of Brussels (1958), commonly called Expo 58. It symbolised the democratic will to maintain peace among all the nations, faith in progress, both technical and scientific and, finally, an optimistic vision of the future of a modern, new, super-technological world for a better life for mankind.

The Atomium was not intended to survive beyond the 1958 World Fair but its popularity and success soon made it a key landmark, first of Brussels then internationally.”




~ by mona on July 27, 2014.

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