Onde Pixel

Onde Pixel

Onde Pixel


Music: Jacopo Baboni Schilingi

Generative and interactive virtual-reality installation

UniCredit Pavilion, Milano, Italy

Sizes: 20 x 20 m – 65.62 x 65.62 ft

Software: Cyrille Henry et Antoine Villeret

Technical production: Voxels Productions


"The exhibition Onde Pixel – Lo Sguardo di … Miguel Chevalier" offers a dialogue between a selection of Miguel Chevalier's artworks and UniCredit collection.

Among these works, the digital generative and interactive installation Onda Pixel, a huge carpet of light (20 x 20 m – 65.62 x 65.62 ft) that fill the floor inside UniCredit Pavilion, design by the architect Michele De Lucchi.

Onda Pixel 2016 is made up of various “multicolored graphic scenes,” following one upon another in random fashion, that are composed of such symbolic motifs from the digital universe.

For this installation, Miguel Chevalier created new patterns inspired by abstract and kinetic artworks from UniCredit collection, like works by Enrico Castellani or Victor Vasarely.
These new graphic scenes composed by thousands patterns, create wave effects that undulates on the floor, creating universe constantly renewed on the music of the composer Jacopo Baboni Schilingi.

Thank to sensors, the work is interactive. This fluid universe reacts to the motion of visitors. Their movements amplify the distortions of the virtual scenes under their feets and influence the generative music by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi. The patterns mix together and create new and surprising compositions. "Ttrompe l’oeil" effects disturb the perception of visitors while creating the sensation of a moving floor. It refers to Kinetic Art and Op Art, which conducted researches into movement, light or optical illusion and prefigured digital art. This world of colors and shapes in motion leads us on an imaginary and poetic journey of optical illusion and play.

A film by Claude Mossessian