Stanley Kubrick, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and Neill DeGrasse Tyson walk into the Mines of Moria…

…and turn this…

…into this…

and

and

and and and

…and I gotta say, I was skeptical that they could surpass the steampunk menagerie of Nantes’ Les Machines de l’île—but the Frawnsh seem to be absolute fucking masters at this sort of thing. The still photos don’t really do justice even to the scale of the production, much less its kinetic energy. The video below comes closer, but you got the shaky-cam and the frequent blur of a camera in constant motion (I just wandered the labyrinth recording for the whole show; The BUG tells me I never stopped gaping).

So if you can weather those limitations and you’ve got 40 minutes to kill, check out the full-length (non-YouTube-hosted, because Fuck Google) video before the bomb cyclone kills the power and freezes you to death just in time for Christmas. There are worse soundtracks to check out to.



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Ashley
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1 month ago

Where is this?

Andrew Hoerner
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Andrew Hoerner
19 days ago
Reply to  Peter Watts

I would love to have a couple of sentences about what we are seeing here. These images are beautiful, but I do not find them easy 5omparse.

grembert
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grembert
1 month ago

thank you

BTW
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BTW
1 month ago

The link for western europe deaths is the carbon emission repeated. Just fyi

Chris Pierik
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27 days ago

Stunning.

Dale Allen
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Dale Allen
27 days ago

SPECTACULAR!!!

Dan Brooks
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Dan Brooks
26 days ago

Really amazing – thanks for sharing this. – dan

Daniel
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19 days ago

I’m glad to hear you this happy for once.

Lycan
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Lycan
14 days ago

Off Topic Warning:
Lycan Junior just got back from his first adult trip to Montreal.
We warned him about the US Border Patrol.
They lived down to our expectations.
I’ve rarely seen him this disgusted.
Another day ending in “y”.

Khay
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Khay
11 days ago

There is also a version of it running regularly at the Atelier des Lumières, in Paris, for the ones among you who don’t want to cross all of France for it.

I saw both, can’t beat the atmosphere of the Carrière des Lumières, though.