A light and sound masterpiece that touched the souls of Barcelona and Montreal
As part of an extensive research into our context and Gaudi’s vision, we met with historians and church officials. Inspired by the lines, shapes, and patterns found in nature, the celebrated architect brought the flourish of the natural world to his designs. Seeking to highlight the detailed work of the façade, we traced it with the specificity of an artist’s brush using 3D projection-mapping software, then with 16 video projectors we ran the show live through Moment Factory’s in-house X-Agora playback system. With an allegorical sequence honouring the façade’s biblical 7-day creation story, we created an effect of organic evolution, including 25 moving lights beaming colour into the nighttime city. More than 32 000 locals and visitors turned out for the 15-minute show, creating a gathering worthy of the landmark’s reputation for grand and spectacular sights.