To mark the 20th anniversary of the MuseumsQuartier in October 2021, the light installation “re:flexion” by Tim Schmelzer transformed the MQ Main Courtyard after sunset. The walls of the Leopold Museum, the Halle E+G, the mumok, and the main MQ façade morphed into new objects through projections, reflecting the site’s surroundings. Light reflections and light pulses came together with rhythmic sounds to create a unique atmosphere. The 360° show immerses visitors in a world of light and sound. The reciprocal interplay of the light and laser pulses created new networks between the buildings. Recurring and even opposing reactions between light and sound are combined during the show. The result is a symphony created from the interplay between light and sound.
Fifteen video projectors with a total output of 300,000 ANSI lumens and four powerful lasers were used for the entire installation. The sound technology included a 360° surround sound system that enveloped the area in a multi-dimensional soundscape.
The light art intervention was visited by 20,000 spectators on 8 match days and was unique in its innovation. The interplay of artistic performance and technical perfection was very well received in the media.
"re:flexion" was honoured with the Grand Prix du Jury at the Video Mapping Festival 2022 Lille in France.
The intervention received further awards from the Creativ Club Austria (CCA) in the Animation category and from the Art Directors Club Europe (ADC*E) in Barcelona, Spain, in the Animation and Outdoor categories.
Overall artistic concept and realisation by
Projection technology by
Technical support by
Support 3D modelling and animation by
Oliver Aitzetmüller (Track "Neon")