New Babylon in 3D?!

Photo: Kim van der Horst
Photo: Kim van der Horst
Photo: Kim van der Horst
Photo: Kim van der Horst
Photo: Kim van der Horst
Photo: Kim van der Horst

Last week a promising experiment started that the foundation and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag are both very excited about. Dennis Molema, master at Frank Mohr Institute has started to make a 3D film of the construction Grote Gele Sector, 1967. For two days he and his partner Lotte Dijkstra worked in the photo lab of Alice de Groot at the Gemeentemuseum to create the first scans.

Needless to say that if he succeeds Constant's wish of having people walk through New Babylon will be a step closer. In 2005 Constant's son and film maker, Victor Nieuwenhuys, created a film that took the audience in flight over the New Babylon models and constructions while creating a futuristic soundscape. With the technologies we have access to today it will be possible to take the New Babylon experience to the next level.

We are stoked to see where this process will take us next! Watch this space for updates on the project.

Special thanks to the Gemeentemuseum for supporting this project, to Alice de Groot for letting us use her photo lab, to Herman Korthuis for setting the work up and Erica Jonkman for facilitating it and for Dennis Molema and Lotte Dijkstra for their vision, enthusiasm and hard work.