As you walk into the main entrance, look-up, and you’ll find a 15-foot screen facing back at you, playing a dazzling display of light and color on loop. The animation, dubbed “You are here,” is the work of the emerging local/international artist Francesco Lo Castro.
Lo Castro created his piece by teaming up with graphic designers at Beeple, who turned his abstract paintings into the kaleidoscope-like videos. The full video is divided into three sections, dubbed Gamatria, Gamete and Meridiana. Here’s a clip of all three:
Robert Hill, the InterContinental’s general manager, has placed an emphasis on designating the hotel a platform for the arts. Lo Castro’s work is not the only one featured in the hotel: five more can be seen inside the lobby, both as single screens and all-encompassing walls.
The installation is bright enough to be seen during the day, so if you’re in the area, be sure to take a peek, or stop in for a drink at Toro Toro and check out some of the other work on display in the hotel lobby.
You can read more about “You are here,” here.