3D-mapping on Palace Square
|December 6, 2014
Palace Square, St. Petersburg
December 6, 2014 at the Palace Square unfold a unique action dedicated to the 250-year history of the Hermitage and its masterpieces.
The entire facade of the building of the General Staff will become a large-scale screen for three-dimensional dynamic show, about the most significant and dramatic episodes in Russian history, and the museum was a witness of them. The viewers will see colorful events images of the past: the enlightened reign of the Empress Catherine, had paved the meeting; devastating fire that engulfed the Winter Palace under Nicholas I; Hermitage buildings construction and opening of Russia's first public art museum... Clocks with a rhinoceros will stip at night of arrest of the Provisional Government, and frost will form a blockade winters on gilding of Jordan staircase to change the waltz and the joy of winning a new meeting with the beautiful. The epigraph of the evening will be words of Boris Piotrovsky, the legendary director of one of the best museums of the planet: «If we do not save the beauty, how can it saves the world?»
Main characters and the actors themselves museum exhibits will become, telling about the eternal - the struggle between good and evil, love and beauty, suffering, redemption and purification, unchanged resurrection and a return to the origins of humanity. Most important task of the project is to demonstrate meaningful parallels between collisions of national history and the deep philosophical questions posed in the canvases and plastic images of the museum collection. After all, the Hermitage - it is really a multidimensional model of a large human world, a treasure trove of human genius. That's why it is called «universal museum».
Visual Technology of «3d mapping» creates the optical illusion of space, almost restoring the past century in front of the spectators. The combination of the latest achievements of the XXI century with samples of the classical art of the past once again proves that the classic - it's about each and everyone. After all, a truly great art is never boring and is in no way conflicts with the avant-garde movements of our day. Museum appear a place where the past meets the future, where there is an accumulation of spiritual values of mankind, cooking breakthrough day tomorrow.
The musical score of the program - a holistic sound fabric, in which the sequence woven threads of different styles and eras. Here Prokofiev adjacent to Rameau, Schubert's finest lyrics combined with a frenzied expression of Piazzolla, Shostakovich's tragic motifs - with soothing harmonies of Mozart and Tchaikovsky's triumphant chords. Constant theme through the entire show of the narrative are magical musical waltz melodies that embody a sense of inescapable celebration of life.
Catcher, rich in content and emotionally, St. Petersburg will see for several times during the evening. In the period from 19:00 to 22:00, it will be repeated every half an hour. The celebration of «Ball of history» was organized by the Government of St. Petersburg in cooperation with the State Hermitage. The show will start at 19.00, admission free.