Future ruins

An installation by Romain Tardy

Music by Squeaky Lobster

Additional software development by Hand Coded
Musée de L'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2015.

What will remain of the digital era? As physical and digital realms merge in an ever-accelerating convergence, blurring the boundaries between old and new, the concept of time gains new significance.

Originally created in 2015 for the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland, the modular installation known as Future Ruins captured the essence of this inquiry. Comprising a large-scale digital projection, twelve captivating light sculptures, and an immersive 8-channel music soundtrack, it drew inspiration from the architectural elements adorning the museum's facade.

Roof elements, portals, and bay windows, reminiscent of life-sized architectural fragments, were scattered throughout the installation's landscape. These neo-classical and newly created elements, though in ruins, illuminated the darkness of the night, symbolizing the enduring remnants of our world regardless of time.

Since its debut in Switzerland, Future Ruins has embarked on a transformative journey, adapting to various venues worldwide. From the vast deserts of China to the depths of an old submarine base in France, its modular nature allows for endless configurations, ensuring a dynamic and captivating experience wherever it resides.

Watch the video of Future Ruins below:


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