from Metropolitan Script
it Sunday, October 30, Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport starts its winter program with 24 destinations, including Madrid. To celebrate this new season, the terminal welcomes a unique and comprehensive exhibition of nine photographs take on or around the airport.
The start of the winter program
This Sunday, October 30, the change to winter time marks the end of the airports’ summer flight schedule and the start of their winter schedule. Thus, Montpellier-Méditerranée airport will offer around 24 destinations over the next six months, including a new one: the direct route to and from Madrid. This Sunday late afternoon, Transavia’s inaugural flight will be celebrated with entertainment and giveaways for the first passengers.
Winter program destinations
The winter schedule of Montpellier-Méditerranée airport includes eight French destinations (Brest, Caen, Lille, Nantes, Paris Orly, Paris Roissy, Rennes, Strasbourg), eight destinations to continental Europe (Madrid, Seville, Athens, Rome, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Basel-Mulhouse), 1 destination in the United Kingdom (London Gatwick) and 7 destinations to the Maghreb (Algiers, Oran, Casablanca, Fez, Marrakech, Nador, Tunis).
To better celebrate the event, the terminal in Hall 1 (arrivals and departures section) has hosted a new exhibition from Friday 28 October to Sunday 6 November inclusive. This is made up of nine black and white photographs (two of which won awards at the International Spider Awards in Los Angeles in 2020).
And the pictures come alive
Taken by helicopter over the airport and the city of Montpellier, printed in large format, the presentation of the photographs in nine 2m10 high panels brings a sculptural dimension. Then, via an app, the photo scan gives way to an animation of about ten seconds. This proposal was born from the meeting of Philippe Sheraf, author of the footage, and Vincent Saturnin, both experts in their field and eager to develop the analogue works of the “Get High” project with digital works.
“From this first reading of the work, other possibilities will emerge for the viewer. Open a new artistic access and make an immersive transition, from the 2nd dimension to the augmented reality. With a simple gesture, the viewer is offered the possibility of diving inside the first encountered photograph. It is a sensory dimension that is brought to the image, which until then has been frozen. Transformed by sound and movement, it evolves and reveals itself to the viewer in a new, more poetic dimension,” they explain.
Christened Olo Art, the immersive exhibition takes the name of the structure that unites the two companions. “The aim is to offer an immersive experience using the future metaverse tools of augmented reality and virtual reality”, specify Philippe Sheraf and Vincent Saturnin, “Discovering the photographs of the planes and the architecture of the city of Montpellier, according to unusual perspectives and in a such way. way to surprise the spectators by bringing an interactive dimension, that’s the ambition of this exhibition”. A way to gain height before taking off…
Comprehensive exhibition Olo Art, in Hall 1 of Montpellier Méditerranée Airport from October 30 to November 6. Free access during airport opening hours.
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