Future ruins

An installation by Romain Tardy
Music by Squeaky Lobster

Software development by Hand Coded
Structures / Technical study + construction by Studio Julien Carretero
Musée de L'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2015.

The garden has always been a space where actual and imaginary stories collide: a place of random or secret encounters, where fantasmagoria arises at night. The garden is also a gateway to multiple temporalities and living entities, where young and old humans interact with each other, under the look of centuries-old trees which remind us the quiet flow of time. A small mirror in which the world reflects.

Future Ruins is a site-specific installation designed for the garden of the Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne, which combines digital projection on the main facade of the museum with 12 illuminated aluminium structures in the shape of architectural elements from the building at scale 1:1, spread on the ground in a random order. The installation also features an 8-channel soundtrack.

Both technological objects and from neoclassical inspiration, these structures are some potential remains of our world, suspended in time.
They collapsed, but they still light up the night.

Watch the video of Future Ruins below:


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