French artist Miguel Chevalier has transformed the floor of the former Sacré Coeur in morocco
with an installation entitled ‘Magic Carpets’.

Miguel Chevalier Tapis magiques 2014 Casablanca (Version courte)
from Claude Mossessian on Vimeo.

Miguel Chevalier Magic Carpets 1

Miguel Chevalier Magic Carpets 2

Miguel Chevalier Magic Carpets 7

An interactive light display, the floor is covered it with a huge layer of light, which is
constantly in a flux due to the digital construction of overlapping pixels.

Black and white graphics morphs into bright colour spirals that move about in time to
music by Michel Redolfi.

The work was inspired by biology, microorganisms and cells which have the ability to
multiply, divide and merge at different rates – much like Chevalier’s Magic Carpet  when
which is affected by the viewer’s movements. When they move the patter is taken in a
different trajectory.

‘Magic Carpets’ is in collaboration with Casablanca French Institut Software, Cyrille Henry and
Antoine Villeret with the help of voxels productions.

All images courtesy of miguel chevalier