Stockholm museum to get 3D renovation

This weekend, the City Museum of Stockholm will have a temporary new façade in the form of a 3D projection mapping project developed by Swedish multi-media artist, Jesper Wachtmeister.

Stockholm museum to get 3D renovation

The program is called I.R.I.S and the people behind it have been working on the museum display since December in preparation for its premiere showing on Friday night.

The event has been described as “an extreme live renovation in 15 minutes where the facade cracks, changes color and shape and returns to its original architecture from the late 17th century,” said the museum in a statement.

In addition to a “sludging” of blue 3D gel, the building will also be shown as it was in its early stages after it was built in the 1600s. There will be moving images of birds and people, according to Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper, as well as examples of old advertising that adorned the building in the days of yore.

The spectacle will be complemented by a series of sound effects, and will last 15 minutes, repeated between 6.30pm and 11pm from Friday to Sunday.

According to the I.R.I.S official website, the audience will also be able to participate directly in the artwork by projecting themselves from Södermalmstorg into the City Museum’s windows and sending text messages that pop up in balloons on the facade.

“It’s an incredible experience. The museum changes color, shape and skin in seconds,” said the museum’s spokesperson Stellan Forsberg to DN.

The show ends at 11pm on Sunday, March 18.

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