Cantona: LE SPACE ODYSSEY
1664: LE SPACE ODYSSEY
Eric Cantona announces that he is going to space and world-first ‘weightless’ statue is unveiled in his honour
To commemorate the monumental news of Cantona’s space odyssey, Kronenbourg has unveiled the world’s first ‘anti-gravity’ monument: it’s a levitating, lifelike statue of the legendary Eric Cantona, wearing a spacesuit, and floating in thin air – just like an astronaut would in the weightless and boundless expanse of space.
There are no strings or trickery involved in the unique gravity-defying monument. It uses some of the most powerful and state-of-the-art magnetic levitating technology to enable the life-size statue of Cantona to float and it is believed to be the largest object ever levitated using this technology.
The levitating technology is concealed within a sculpture of the Earth and the statue of Cantona floats and rotates above it. The ‘weightless’ monument took a team of sculptors and levitation experts from Crealev months to create and perfect. Hundreds of hours of R&D went into its development, to ensure that the effigy of Eric as an astronaut was true to life, yet lightweight enough to levitate in a spectacular fashion.
The anti-gravity monument will be going on public display at London Victoria station on the 6th June, where commuters and passersby will be able to view the levitating technology and the hyper-realistic sculpture of Cantona floating above it up-close and with their own eyes.
A custom module was used for this project
Crealev dove into a new adventure by taking up the challenge to levitate a human size statue. We teamed up with Plunge creations to realize this project.
Even the biggest levitation unit in the world (Octo88) would not suffice to lift a full size copy of Eric Cantona in a space suit. We scaled up the technology to a Monster module.
This project was done with Cow-pr and Plunge Projects