Peru was chosen as the first Latin American country hosting the multimedia and immersive ‘Da Vinci Experience’, that opened its doors on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 and which exhibited an important part of the work by this Italian artist. This exhibition is part of the worldwide activities in commemoration of the 500 years since Leonardo Da Vinci’s death.
The show, displayed over 900m2 in size, was presented in the Kuélap Hall of the Ministry of Culture, being a creation by Crossmedia, the Italian company, curated by Roberta Barsanti, director of the Leonardino Da Vinci Museum (a small city close to Florence, where the Tuscan genius was born).
‘Da Vinci Experience’ offers an emotional voyage divided into three environments, seeking to surprise and disconcert the observer upon discovering more about the life and works of the artist:
The First Zone - Immersion
The first one is the core of the sensory voyage. In here, the images are projected upon the ground and the walls, at a 360° angle, while an unprecedented continuous story is narrated. Lasting approximately 35 minutes it is accompanied by an enveloping sound from an original soundtrack.
The Second Zone - Machines
The computer graphics and video facilities of the exhibition are improved by ten actual scale models of Leonardo Da Vinci’s machines. These models were meticulously replicated by expert Italian craftsmen over the basis of the original designs.
The Third Zone – Virtual Reality
The show includes eight stations towards experiencing virtual reality. Likewise, the Da Vinci VR Experience application enables the visitors to enter The Tank, to interact with its mechanisms, to sail in the Rowboat and to fly over the magnificent Florence renaissance on the Propeller and the Ornithopter.
«Inca Experience 2.0»
The Ministry of Culture joined this exhibition by elaborating a historic parallel with the main buildings and elements used by the Incas during the Leonardo Da Vinci times, such as the Sacsayhuaman Fortress and the y el Quipu, this in the environment known as «Inca Experience 2.0».
This involved an interactive space that allowed the visitors to see and touch the objects of the Inca times, through the use of different technological equipment such as increased reality lenses and the holographic pyramid.