Digital Architecture and Art in Rome at Festival RO_Map

Paolo Schianchi,


Landscape, Sport & Wellness,


September 9 through 12 Piazza Navona and the Circus Maximus in Rome will host Festival RO_Map, featuring installations by the French collective Coin and the artists of Apparti Effimeri, who will transform buildings and urban spaces with a touch of digital “magic”.

Digital Architecture and Art in Rome at Festival RO_Map

The spotlight will be on digital art, architecture and urban spaces at Festival RO_Map between September 9 and 12, transforming Piazza Navona and the Circus Maximus in Rome with a touch of digital “magic”.
The concept brings to mind the imaginary installations of Kryps, the Polish artist featured in the storytelling of Architecture on the web, the volume edited by Paolo Schianchi.
What were merely imaginary images in the book become real and virtual installations to amaze and astound visitors to RO_Map.
The French collective Coin will transform the Circus Maximus into a digital landscape with their Globoscope installation, consisting of 256 spheres of light in more than 2000 square metres. The spheres and sounds will be controlled by artist Maxime Houot through a wireless system, offering spectators a surreal voyage through the new digital urban spaces.
The artists of Apparti Effimeri will work on the Renaissance facade of the 'Church of Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore in Piazza Navona, transforming it with 3D projections. Spectators with 3D glasses will be surrounded by the first 3D mapping to be presented in Rome, a form of digital art that uses 2D and 3D projections and music to transform architecture and offer spectators a highly evocative multi-sensorial experience.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Dates: September 09 2015 through September 12 2015
Location: Circus Maximus / Piazza Navona – Rome, Italy



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