Forget about boring weekends and mediocre plans for relaxation. Today you can discover an extraordinary journey through the world of art and technology that will delight both seasoned lovers of artistic works and younger thrill-seekers. We have a very interesting idea for the weekend and an unusual proposal for the discerning. For those who think they’ve seen it all, and for families with impatient children, we have a ready-made idea for every weekend – the “Bassins des Lumières Bordeaux Dali and Gaudi” exhibition, located just a three-hour flight from Krakow, and three and a half hours from Warsaw. An idea for the weekend?
Bordeaux, laced with vineyards and flowered streets, hides countless attractions for tourists. As you wander through the picturesque old town, you can immerse yourself in history by admiring the Gothic Cathedral of Saint Andre and crossing the stone bridge that connects the present with the past. The Exchange Square is bustling with life, while the stunning buildings in the background pay homage to the city’s architectural beauty. Also worth a look is the Musée du Vin et du Négoce is a wine and trade museum with 18th-century vaulted wine cellars. However, all these places are just a prelude to the real pearl – Bassins des Lumières Bordeaux. It is here that tradition meets modernity, transporting visitors to an unforgettable world of art and technology, creating a show that defines new standards of visual experience.
This is not another typical art gallery. It’s a huge spectacular experience that takes you into the magical world of two artistic geniuses – Salvador Dali and Antoni Gaudi. A superb spectacle of music, images, film, animation and an incredible use of a huge overwhelming space to move every viewer. The site of this unusual event is a converted former grain warehouse in Bordeaux, and a military base, which now pulses with life through light, sound and movement. This spectacular collection of works is like a journey through the labyrinth of imagination, where the boundaries between reality and fantasy are erased.
For those who think they are discerning, this exhibition is a real challenge. It is the largest show of its kind in Europe. The exhibition not only presents the works of two outstanding artists, but also brings them together in an amazing way. Dali and Gaudi come together in a magical dance of lights, creating a spectacular show that can thrill even the most avid art seekers.
What about the children? It is for them that this exhibition becomes a real adventure. Bringing to life paintings, moving sculptures and interactive elements, the youngest visitors can immerse themselves in the magical atmosphere of art. It’s not just an exhibition to look at, but also to explore through interaction and play together.
This exhibition is a new quality of leisure, where art becomes a spectacle for the senses and magic meets technology. Bassins des Lumières Bordeaux Dali and Gaudi is a unique chance to discover a new dimension of art, regardless of age or experience. Get ready for a trip that will turn your weekend into an unforgettable event. The Gaudi “architect of the imagination” performance and exhibition is a tribute to Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi, providing an opportunity to discover his achievements, which have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The former military base, which now houses the Bassins des Lumières Bordeaux Dali and Gaudi exhibition, has a rich history. It was built in the 1940s. In the 1970s. As a place where submarines were repaired. During World War II it was one of the most important military bases in Europe, and after the war it was used as a grain warehouse. In 2017. The building has been transformed into a digital art center, and through the use of the latest technology and art projects, it has become one of the most important cultural sites in Europe.
The Bassins des Lumières Bordeaux Dali and Gaudi exhibition covers a huge area – as much as 13 thousand. sq. m. It showcases extraordinary works by two outstanding artists – Salvador Dali and Antoni Gaudi. Thanks to the fact that the exhibition takes place in a former military base, visitors have the opportunity to see not only works of art, but also learn about the history of this remarkable place.
The Bassins des Lumières Bordeaux Dali and Gaudi exhibition uses the latest wall and water display technologies to create extraordinary projections of artworks. At the center of digital art applied, among other things. 500 specialized projectors built in special protective capsules against moisture and salt worth a total of several million euros, which emit images on the walls and ceiling, as well as 80 speakers that provide excellent sound quality. All projections are synchronized with music, making the exhibition not only a visual, but also an audio experience. In addition, thanks to the use of the latest technology, visitors have the opportunity to see works of art in extraordinary detail and from different perspectives, making the exhibition even more spectacular and engaging. Impressions are rich and varied – from awe at technical achievements to deep thoughts on art and life. It’s an experience that leaves the door open for reflection and inspiration, and sparks curiosity to further explore art and its possibilities.
The music that accompanies the Bassins des Lumières Bordeaux Dali and Gaudi exhibition has been specially composed and selected to emphasize the uniqueness of the artworks presented on the screens. It’s basically a concert and a show lasting several hours. The huge concrete space was put to excellent use by acousticians, who placed the speakers so that the viewer, walking around, absorbs all its qualities. Among the artists and creators whose music is used in the exhibition are: Pink Floyd, Max Richter, Janis Joplin, Nina Simone, Ravi Shankar, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, Ludovico Einaudi, Ezio Bosso, Olafur Arnalds, Joep Beving, Yann Tiersen, Hans Zimmer. A walk through the entire multimedia exhibition can take up to 3-4 hours. This gives visitors the opportunity to see works of art in extraordinary detail and from different perspectives, making the exhibition even more spectacular and engaging.
The impression of the Bassins des Lumières Bordeaux Dali and Gaudi exhibition is also the feeling of participating in something greater than just watching. Interactive elements that allow viewers to interact with the artworks create a feeling of involvement and being part of this magical story. It is not only an exhibition to look at, but also to experience through the senses and imagination. In the end, audiences leave the venue with the feeling that they have experienced something extraordinary and unforgettable. The multifaceted nature of the exhibition makes impressions rich and varied – from awe at technical achievements to deep reflections on art and life. It’s an experience that leaves the door open for reflection and inspiration, and sparks curiosity to further explore art and its possibilities. Since the building is a huge bunker made of reinforced concrete full of water, we recommend bringing a trench coat. Flights to Bordeaux are relatively inexpensive and operate from virtually any airport in Poland.
How was the facility (bunker for ships) where the exhibition is today ?
This is a huge construction, logistical and technological challenge. Construction work began with the leveling of the site, after which the About 2,000 were hammered into the ground. reinforced concrete piles to stabilize all ship docks. During construction, 6,500 were working. People day and night. Construction areas were carried out to a height of 10 meters, and the ground was dug up to 12 meters to create wet docks for incoming ships. The entire canopy is a reinforced concrete screen resistant to bombing during the war. The submarine bunker was commissioned on Thursday, May 13, 1943, had a total area of 42,000 square meters and could accommodate 15 submarines.
Salvador Dali and Antoni Gaudi – who were these artists?
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, designer and writer, considered one of the most important representatives of Surrealism. His works are characterized by extraordinary imagination, fantasy and surreal motifs, such as clocks, bats, elephants and butterflies. Dali was one of the most controversial artists of the 20th century, and his works are still considered some of the most important artworks in history.
Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) was a Spanish architect who is considered one of the most important representatives of Catalan modernism. His works are characterized by extraordinary originality, innovation and fantasy, as well as the use of natural forms and shapes. Gaudi is best known for designing the Sagrada Familia, an unfinished cathedral in Barcelona that is considered one of the most important works of architecture in the world. His works are still considered some of the most important artworks in history and attract millions of tourists from around the world.
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