Atomium Odissey (2007)

3D animation / single channel video -  4.16 min.
loop (music by desmond leslie)

A 3D animation of the famous Atomium building in Brussels that was built by André Waterkeyn in 1958 for the Universal Exposition. In the animation the structure of the building is rotating and floating in the deep space. But unlike the famous spacecraft in Kubrik‘s movie this building moves rather like a lost, empty, abandoned spaceship. The Atomium is a modernistic symbol that seems obsolete today but that still carries the hopes and failures of the Atomic Era.

3D graphic design by Christian Dubroca