The romanesque paintings of Sant Climent de Taüll church (declared world heritage site by UNESCO) it’s one of the most important jewels of Catalan Romanesque art and are now presented through an innovative video mapping that recreates the original frescoes in the main apse . The original painting dates from the XII B.C century and they are now preserved in the National Art Museum of Catalonia in Barcelona, MNAC .
Since 55 years ago the church had a copy of the originals painted on plaster surface that was degrading . After removing the old copy a meticulous restoration process was realized which uncovered remains of the original paint that had been preserved in the deep layers of the walls of the apse .
|1955-2013||Present State 2013||Original Fragments||1123 Reconstuction|
The mapping at Taüll applies the latest audiovisual technologies to the Romanesque art . In this sense , we captured the essence of the history to create the content of the video mapping . Within the development of this installation we carried out a research process in collaboration with archeologists to discover the proces of such a painting. The painting has been reproduced digitally element by element to produce the animations . The image has been designed in a precise shape that fits perfectly with the original remains present in the church and the soundtrack transports us emotionally at the time of painting.
6 HD projectors are integrated into the space of the church , visitors can see both original paintings as well as complete recreation of the iconography that decorated the apse , thanks to recent research and the contribution that Burzon*Comenge have done, being in charge of the project and visual animation. The audiovisual research studio Playmodes has been responsible for the technical development and musical composition .
The purpose of this mapping is to restore virtually and digitally the original paintings in their home place , the church of Sant Climent de Taüll and be able to visualize and reproduce the full pictorial set as it was in 1123 . The audiovisual presentation helps the visitor to understand the painting technique of Romanesque frescoes and also discover various iconographic representations that make so famous this artistic and religious art piece .
Project and Visual Production:
Albert Burzon. Burzon*Comenge
Project and Technical Production:
Eloi Maduell. Playmodes
Santi Vilanova. Playmodes
Photography and Textures:
Josep Giribet. Calidos
Idea and project managers :
Eva Tarrida i Sugrañes. Architect
Eduard Riu-Barrera. Archeologist
Albert Sierra i Reguera. Historician
Pere Rovira i Pons. Restoration
Jordi Camps i Sòria. Conservation
Antonio Sáinz. Haz Luz 17
Mercè Marquès. Krom
All works © Copyright 2013 Burzon*Comenge & Playmodes.