Two Origins, Relational Architecture 7

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

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"Two Origins" transforms the emblematic Place du Capitole by projecting the heretic "Book of Two Origins", a 13th century manuscript compiling the core theological beliefs of the dualist Cathars. Once a vibrant community in Toulouse, believers in two universal origins were virtually annihilated by the brutal crusades that gave birth to the Inquisition and France. The texts overlap as they are projected from two separate projectors; only when passers-by block one of the texts with their body is the other text readable within his or her shadow. "Two Origins" attempts to connect disparate planes of experience, inviting people to scan texts that had been folded by history and intolerance.
  • aesthetics
    • installation-based
    • projected
    • visual
  • genres
    • installations
      • interactive installations
  • subjects
    • History and Memory
      • historical sites
      • history
    • Society and Culture
      • urban space
Technology & Material
Year of Creation: 2002
Technique: Four 7kW Xenon projectors with robotic scrollers, 800 Duraclear transparencies and mirrors.
Dimensions: 800 m2 (projection surface)
Keywords: interactive, outdoor, projection, robotic, shadows, site-specfic.