June 23 – September 12, 2020
GEDEON PROGRAMMES PRODUCED ITS FIRST IMMERSIVE EXHIBITIONS
GEDEON Programmes is stepping into the digital art world with the production of two major immersive exhibitions, open to the public all summer long: POMPEII at the Grand Palais and JAPAN at the Villette.
JAPAN: A large-format sensory immersion and visual performance
With the JAPAN exhibition (designed by Pierre Goisimier), GEDEON Programmes offers a spectacular and emotional immersion into the Japanese culture at the heart of these monumental film projections. A journey spanning the 3,000-kilometre Japanese archipelago over four seasons, taking the viewer from the snow of Hokkaido Island to the turquoise waters of Okinawa. This is a discovery of the soul of Japan, filmed as closely as possible to the women and men who bring these traditions to life, who live in harmony with the nature that surrounds them, or who have developed unique practices. This immersive cultural experience will be displayed to the public through a monumental device called the JAM Capsule, which was invented by the company Athem who is equipped with a 4k video-projection device and a high-quality spatialized audio system. Each visitor will therefore be able to dive into the images projected on a surface of 2,500 square metres, covering the walls and the floor.
A new industry for GEDEON
These two new exhibitions mark the official inauguration of GEDEON group — internationally renowned for its documentary films on significant historical, scientific and cultural events — into a new industry.
As the natural extension of its core business, GEDEON wishes to use new storytelling techniques to showcase its most iconic audio-visual productions in the form of immersive exhibitions, which hold endless artistic possibilities for museums or dedicated sites. This is a new way to share with people the wonder of science, historical ground-breaking moments, the importance of natural ecosystems, and to uncover the world’s greatest civilisations.