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PATACHROMO is an installation in Paris by Superbien, a group of artists that have obviously got their geekdom together.

(That’s a compliment, Superbien)

Pataphysics is Alfred Jarry’s philosophy of studying what’s beyond metaphysics, or the study of beyond the awesome, in a way.  Chromotherapy is the use of color and light “to balance energy wherever a person’s body be lacking, be it physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental,” according to Ye Ole Wikipedia.  The ancient Egyptians used to build huge sunrooms that had the ability to change out the panes of glass with colored ones, the Chinese associate each organ of the body with a color, and if you’ve ever designed lighting with particular respect to manipulating the audience’s physiology with colors of light, you know that it’s easy to do.  PATACHROMO is a mix of both of these things; watch the video, you’ll see what I mean.

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Thanks, PSFK!