The Golden Hall, located in the Museum of Costa Rican Art (MAC), will have a second life thanks to a project of immersive sound creation that will be accessible to the public in 2024. The French writer Norbert Merjagnan and the Costa Rican writer María Montero will create together a uchronia, a fiction based on this bas-relief work. The story will be accompanied by a sound landscape that will make visitors immerse themselves in an immersive experience. “It is an immersive sound tour that uses an innovative technology, it will be the first time that a museum in Costa Rica will offer this experience to the public,” said Emmanuelle Gines, director of the French Alliance.
The visitors will be able to enjoy this 360° sound experience thanks to the free application Listeners developed by Unendliche Studio, which is activated by geolocation. “Our Golden Hall is preparing to reveal the national history from a different perspective, fusing the visual richness of this emblematic work located in our heritage building with the innovation of the sound format and the contemporary imagination,” said Esteban Calvo, director of the MAC.
This is a project organized by the French Alliance in collaboration with the MAC, with the support of the French Embassy, and the sponsorship of the French Institute, Air France and the Costa Rican Tourism Institute. The artistic direction is in charge of Unendliche Studio.