multi-sensorial artistic installation
Image and sound interact with the architecture and the visitors
This artistic installation created and designed by Visual
Artist Paolo Buroni is an event within the event. Buroni is one of the
most innovative contemporary experimenters. In his highly personal multimedia
installations, he amalgamates images with architecture and music, giving
rise to a single language.
.. “An historic building, but it could also well be a factory
or a square, what fascinates me is the interaction between space and
environment, transforming it with images and sound”.
Through these interventions, Buroni’s objective is to create in
the visitor to the Urbino Ducal Palace, the sensation of a multi-sensorial
immersion in the images, through the creation of an artistic and dramatic
space. A setting that stirs the emotions, in which architectural projections
and virtual reconstructions interact with quadraphonic sound enshrouding
the visitor in a unique, surrealistic atmosphere. A small parallel universe,
a place of marvel and awe, for the visitor to explore and experience
a full range of emotions.
The concept at the basis of the artistic installations in the Urbino
Ducal Palace is that of dramatically creating an emotional ambience
within several significant areas of the prestigious palace. Not that
these areas would be otherwise bare, because the original works are
no longer available.
It is also important to emphasise that although these installations
are based on original materials and sources to transmit reliable historic
and artistic information, their intent is above all to be clear and
The emotional atmosphere is what the distracted visitor perceives during
a superficial visit of the museum. An atmosphere created through images
and music that emphasise and highlight paintings and architecture, miniatures
and sculptures with choreographies that magnify the enjoyment of the
The two receiving halls and the kitchen on the lower floor, perfect
for the projection of Multivision images will be dramatised with “immersive”
architectural Multi-projections directly on the walls.
..From an artistic standpoint, the Multivision is based on contents
which enhance the themes of the culture and era ties to the Urbino Ducal
Palace: Federico di Montefeltro, Raphael, Francesco di Giorgio Martini,
Piero della Francesca and, consequently, paintings, architecture, documents,
etc. represented in their most significant aspects. This result is also
made possible through the use of the new, special Stark technologies
for high luminosity projections, used all over the world in the most
important architectural projections.
The third intervention involves the virtual reconstruction of Federico’s
Library, in the same room that originally contained it in ancient times.
In this room, the visitor finds himself before a reconstruction where
the virtual and the real are fused. The size of the bookcases is simulated
with a 16 metre multimedia projection in which the visitor, with a simple
gesture, can leaf through the virtual books suspended in air as the
book offers it real content dramatically and interactively.
Diffused lights and appropriate sounds accent the atmosphere of the
LIBRARY as a place of knowledge and culture. Simultaneously, the “Totem”
create the original perception of the space and majestic dimensions
of the original bookcases.
directing his Multivision projects, Paolo Buroni draws from the most
beautiful images available (provided by the client and taken from the
archives and processed by Buroni himself) with a sophisticated graphic
layout. The final result is a grand choreography of images in Multivision
which brings together past and present.