Aura, a Journey to the Confines of Light

Aura, a Journey to the Confines of Light
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Not mere spectators but actors in a colossal performance guided by light itself - that’s what Aura. Immersive Light Experience promises, the latest effort from the digital art collective Pepper’s Ghost and Sila Sveta, pioneer of digital performances on an international level. In the cathedral of the Fabbrica del Vapore, light and colour emerge from a black box and transform into live pulsating energy in constant mutation. It doesn’t tell a story but participants are swept into a kaleidoscope of stories comprised of sounds, senses and emotions. With 3D images, projection mapping and pavements that react to our passing, each spectator is invited to interact with others, giving life to a performance which is never the same twice. Blasts of stars and other spectacles inspired by nature mark the first part of the journey, with five loops blending into one another. Then, the aura of the spectator becomes the absolute protagonist, melding into the surrounding space, experiencing the dizzying phenomenon of seeing the outside world reflected in the body of everyone. Visionary creativity, design and avant-garde technologies meet in a one-of-a-kind installation which, thanks to an innovative motion-tracking system, allows participants to modify the work and create their own custom-made parallel universes. Behind the scenes, a team of light designers, creative directors, composers, musicians and sound designers from around the globe, coordinated by the artistic direction of Anderson Tegon and Aleksandr Usyskin.
Francesca Grego - © 2021 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano