Culturespaces renews confidence in Modulo Pi’s media servers for its immersive digital art centers

Paris, June 2020 – As Culturespaces is about to inaugurate the world’s largest digital art center, the leading cultural operator pursues its successful collaboration with Modulo Pi. Opening on June 10, 2020, the Bassins de Lumières (The Ponds of Lights) will rely on 30 Modulo Kinetic media servers to provide an outstanding immersive art experience.

Designing the next generation of media server solutions, Modulo Pi is pleased to pursue a durable and successful collaboration with Culturespaces Digital, the branch of leading cultural operator Culturespaces, in charge of creating and developing digital art centers.

Culturespaces Digital turned to Modulo Pi and chose the Modulo Kinetic media server solution in 2018, when it created the first digital art center in Paris, the Atelier des Lumières. Opened in April 2018, the Atelier des Lumières already welcomed more than 2 million visitors eager to experience a new immersive approach to the work of famous artists such as Klimt, Van Gogh, Monet, and more.

Since the opening of the Atelier des Lumières, Modulo Kinetic has become the exclusive media server for each existing or new digital art center by Culturespaces Digital: the Carrières de Lumières (Les Baux-de-Provence, France), the Bunker de Lumières (Jeju island, South Korea), and now the Bassins de Lumières (Bordeaux, France).

Opening on June 10 in Bordeaux, the Bassins de Lumières is the largest digital art center in the world. Established in a former World War II submarine base facing the Atlantic Ocean, the venue is 6 times bigger than the Atelier des Lumières. The Bassins de Lumières include 4 vast ponds, a cube, and an immersive tank for a total projection surface reaching 14,000 sqm.

To live up to such a unique venue, the AV set-up relies on 71 x F80-Q12 and 24 x G60-W10 Barco video-projectors, 80 x Meyer Sound CAL 32 loudspeakers, and 30 x Modulo Kinetic media servers by Modulo Pi.
The Modulo Kinetic system was instrumental throughout the project workflow: Study, simulation, and management of the edge blending and warping process for a seamless projection across the monumental canvas. Show control is also handled within Modulo Kinetic.

Augustin de Cointet de Fillain, Director of Culturespaces Digital and the Bassins de Lumières, states: “Thanks to Modulo Kinetic, technology is no longer an issue. We have a stable and reliable system that frees us from many technical aspects and allows us to focus on what’s essential: Art and creation.”

Starting June 10 with first exhibitions dedicated to Gustave Klimt and Paul Klee, visitors will enjoy the painters’ work mapping onto the venue’s architectural elements and reflecting on water to the rhythm of the music.