France, March 2013

I was in France in March, mostly just chilling out with my family and eating delicious food (and OK, shopping) but also we went to this… I don’t know what to call it. Exhibit? Called Carrières de Lumières.

It’s a cool space – a quarry turned into an exhibition space. Music plays, and the works of Old Masters are projected onto the walls. It’s immersive, and mesmerising, but I think misses the point a bit – the art is not just the picture, it’s also the medium. Seeing Van Gogh’s Starry Night (at MOMA in NYC), or Water Lillies (in Amsterdam) is incredible in person, and pretty cool projected on to a large wall, but it’s very different. I think the space could be used in ways that are… mind blowing. But as it is, it’s pretty cool.

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