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Immersive exhibition of Dalí, Gaudí opens in Paris

Paris, May 22 (EFE).- An immersive experience combining artwork by Salvador Dali and Antoni Gaudi with music by Pink Floyd is on show at Paris’ Atelier des Lumières digital art gallery.

The 40-minute long audiovisual “Dalí, the endless enigma” exhibition opened its doors on 19 May, when the French government allowed museums to resume activities after six-month Covid lockdown.

The production is displayed on the walls of a 1,300-square-meter, 10-meter high hall that serves as a means of transport to the artwork.

It features images, panoramas and montages of his works such as “Landscape of Cadaqués,” “Atavistic vestiges after the rain” or “The persistence of memory,” which project across the floor, the ceiling and the walls of the showroom.

“It is a totally different experience from what one can find in a classic museum,” the gallery director Jacques de Tarragon told Efe.

“You stay 40 minutes in the room to watch the works parade and see how they are synchronized with the music,” he added.

The gallery was inaugurated in 2018 with the aim of providing immersive exhibitions of the artwork of prominent artists.

Having presented works of Van Gogh, Klimt, Monnet or Renoir in previous exhibitions, the gallery decided to have between the walls artworks of “an artist a little crazier, mystical, who worked with his imaginary,” De Tarragon said referring to Dali.

Visitors watch the exhibition to songs by Pink Floyd, including “Shine on You Crazy Diamond”, “One of These Days” and “Another Brick ?n the Wall”.

“It is a group that transports, that allows one to dream, escape … We tried other groups, but none of them fit Dalí’s work like Pink Floyd,” de Tarragon added.

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