Galaxy Express

An installation by Romain Tardy, Antoine Goldschmidt

Sound composition by Ofer Smilansky

Production: Brussels Major Events
Central Station, Brussels, Belgium, December 2022

Loosely inspired by the classic Japanese manga "Galaxy Express", this large scale audiovisual art installation is built around a real M4 locomotive from the Belgian National railway company. The design reinterprets the visual aesthetics from the Japanese "dekotora" subculture, which consists in the extreme customization of large cargo trucks.

The audiovisual dispositive uses a combination of a dynamic light system synchronized with a multi-channel audio setup, providing an intense sensorial experience while turning the public space into a huge playground.