The Vault.


Collaboration with french Art duo Magali Daniaux & Cédric Pigot. Made at ultranoir.

Experience a virtual tour of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, an underground bunker in the Svalbard archipelago, inside the Arctic Circle, where a copy of the seeds of all the plants that provide food for humans are kept. This experience is a proposal to imagine the Arctic as a gigantic back up, a huge protective reserve for a biocentric humankind living in environments that are climate-controlled and designed to order.

“The fridge world” – a promise of death and eternity.




Our aim was to make the frontier between virtuality and reality as thinner as possible. From pictures found on the web, we tried to reproduce precisely the interior of the Vault with a care for materials, textures, lights. Strengthening the sense of presence was also a huge challenge, feeling the cold, walking on the ice, hard breathing... Sounds, animations, weather data were additional elements to reinforce the belief.




If you want more information about this project, download the experience or get the press kit, feel free to contact us.