Madrid’s Prado Museum is recontextualizing one of its most famous works with an entirely new video installation. Hieronymus Bosch’s famed triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights is dissected and reimagined in all of its strange glory with a 75-minute, 18-channel video installation from artist Álvaro Perdices and filmmaker Andrés Sanz.
Infinite Garden has been conceived to create a totally immersive atmosphere which allows spectators to enter Bosch’s famous triptych through a perceptual space, moving around the Earthly Paradise, the Garden of Earthly Delights and Hell in the company of numerous figures, creatures and bodies. It dissects, breaks up and reassembles details from the painting’s multiple pictorial worlds, generating a totally sensory space that is in turn wrapped in a soundtrack with three-dimensional elements. The fragmented images, changes of scale and surprising micro-narratives take on a new dimension, producing the same type of amazement that Bosch’s work has always aroused.
The piece was specially created for a room in the museum and will be on view through October 2nd.