‘Virtually Meets Reality’ first aired at the Jardin des Plantes’ giant dome in Paris in April 2020. Created for French software company Dassault Systèmes, the installation explores how virtual worlds can affect human emotions.
Superbien studio lead the Artistic Direction and Video Content. They sought to combine classical music and generative art to create an unforgettable public concert. Superbien produced a unique, sound-reactive universe in Notch that they projection-mapped onto the dome surrounding the performers.
The team made Notch blocks with exposed parameters that enabled them the flexibility they needed when operating the live show in Touch Designer. Using a custom-made timeline and transition manager, they could process the input music into data values that drove the sound-reactive designs. The 50-minute show, conducted by R.Capuçon and his 3D violin made using Dassault Systemes technologies, was seen live by 3000 people and more than 1.5M online viewers.