Artist Transforms an Empty Paris Railway Station into an Hypnotic Light Installation
Created by Spanish artist Pablo Valbuena, "Kinematope" is a site-specific installation developed for Nuit Blanche at the Gare d’Austerlitz in Paris. It takes place at a railway station that is currently being refurbished, transforming the large empty space into a massive light canvas. Via the website, "Kinematope uses ephemeral and intangible materials, projected light and sound, to set the space in motion. It makes use of elements from the cinema apparatus to generate a spatial film. It is a direct filmic experience that omits the mediation of the camera, transporting the observer into a virtual space-time and maintaining at the same time the real, physical bonds of the body with its environment."