Façade of the Madrid City Council’s Treasury
Calle Alcalá, 45
This nocturnal artwork charms audiences with fleeting LED stick men that invade public spaces. Designed according to the decomposition of movement principle (chronophotography) and kinetics, these luminous characters are arranged in specific positions to recreate stories in programmed lighting sequences. Part animation and part moving sculpture, Keyframes Game Stories is a scripted visual show that, with great excitement, transforms the features of the building where it takes place. The accompanying sound design and music lends an ambience of humour and suspense to the installation.
Groupe Laps is an artist collective comprising designers, video makers and sound engineers. By pooling technology and artistic and technical know-how, the team create films, installations, multimedia devices, and more.
Façade of the Madrid City Council’s Treasury and Employment Department and Public Work and Facilities Department: the façade of this art deco-style building, built between 1931 and 1933 as the head offices of the Vizcaya Bank, is ornately decorated with semi-circular arches and immense pilasters. The use of polished granite, bronze panels on the windows and its black marble entrance are particular noteworthy.