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Nuit blanche 2008 à Paris - Spectra - La deuxième tour Montparnasse (Ryoji Ikeda)

Previously shown in Amsterdam, spectra consists of a powerful white light whose

beam radically alters architectural and urban spaces. Each version is designed

specifically to suit the scale and features of the site in question. Visible from Place

Saint-Germain-des-Prés, spectra will be combined with the acoustic installation

matrix, the two merging into a single work. Ultra-high intensity projectors are

arranged in squares at the foot of the north wall of the Tour Montparnasse (facing

rue de Rennes). The vertical beam of light is accompanied by a horizontal layer of

pure sound waves. As visitors walk around the exhibit, their movements interfere with

the sound waves, thereby continually creating new pieces of music.

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Taken on October 4, 2008