For the launch of their new line “Nova: Landscape inside”, we were contacted by Oikos to think a concept for an event to be held in the “venetian Sixtine Chapel”, the famous San Rocco School. We came up with the idea of a “stargate”, a video installation to work as a portal to different landscapes during their stay.

 

The space

The San Rocco School is among the most valuable historical buildings in Italy. With the work of Tiepolo and Tintoretto on its walls, it’s quite a challenge to concept visuals for an installation that should work yet not compete with the beauty of the artwork of the italian masters inside the space.

 

 

The concept

To concept the production and installation of the display, we thought mainly about the concept behind the creation of the Nova door. A door that is not only that, but also a portal. The transparent nature of the door is a medium between two environments. Two worlds connected by it. That’s how we decided to reproduce this idea of a portal through the shape of a door, respecting the visitor’s vantage point to create a geometrical correlation between the inside and the outside, mainly inspired on the strong perspective parallax of the immense room.

 

APZmedia's concept for the Oikos presentation at the Scuola di San Rocco in Venice

The Technical solution

The friulian company Claps organized the installation on site with their equipment and know-how through a retro-projection screen.

 

The show

The event had place on April 23rd 2018, and hosted important figures of architecture like Stefano Boeri, and the art critic Phillipe D’Averio. Check for more information in Oikos website