Enter New Babylon
Enter New Babylon is a continuation of Constant’s own art practice in the 1960s and his ideas about the use of technology. The goal of Fondation Constant is to actively invite contemporary makers to reflect on his work and ideas. For us as estate managers, Enter New Babylon is a model project for our contemporary activities. A diverse group of young makers have studied Constant’s work intensively, have reflected on it and with the project we have reached a new young target group.
The work process was designed around the themes that were important in Constant’s life and work and that gave direction to the project, namely: collaboration, experiment, technology, urbanism, multidisciplinary and social engagement. The goal was to let the writers and desingers experiment with the technology so that they would make well-reasoned choices in how they wanted to use it. It was moving to see the sometimes skeptical creators dive into the work and texts and then get inspired. Each team found its own angle in Constant’s work, around which they shaped their experience.
The result is an installation with four completely different worlds, of which we are extremely proud.
If you are interested in reading about the VR-installation Enter New Babylon, the challenges, successes and how we look back on it, find the report in Dutch below.