StoriesEXIT, PALAIS DE TOKYO, FRANCE

Animated maps follow migration

EXIT was first presented by the Fondation Cartier at the Palais de Tokyo, on the occasion of the Cop21, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in 2015-6. Visitors are encompassed by cylindrical screen measuring just short of 9 m in diameter with a projected image of 24 m. Six channels of Dataton WATCHOUT running on Panasonic projectors supply the seamless video imagery, a 6800 pixel wide HAPQ video.

Based on an idea by Paul Virilio, EXIT was created by US artists and architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Laura Kurgan and Ben Rubin, statistician-artist Mark Hansen, in collaboration with Robert Gerard Pietrusko and Stewart Smith. The installation features a series of immersive animated maps generated by data that investigate human migration today and their leading causes, including the impacts of climate change. The complete 2015 update of the installation has been planned to coincide with the pivotal Paris-based United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21).

The WATCHOUT system was provided by Videmus, the Dataton Premium Partner in France, who also installed a Medialon Manager system for overall control. Panasonic DW6300 K projectors equipped with ETDLE150 zoom lenses were used in the 360° show. The EXIT installation has toured several locations in Europe.

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