Louis Victorin Michel – Deus Corporatæ
by Louis Victorin Michel
Deus Corporatæ weaves connections between the world of money and power, attempting to portray the corporate world as a numinous fortress. Its imposing architectures convey a sense of absolute presence, an almost sacred dimension. Symbols are scattered around these places, resembling coats of arms, allowing for the recognition of the various corporations in the city. These glass facades illuminate the surroundings by reflecting light through contemporary materials such as glass and steel. All of the rules of capitalist, globalised work culture create a new contemporary mythology, associated with rituals that foster a sense of belonging to this world. The project seeks to establish these new mythologies of financial power, whose façade appears transparent, but often wields influential power on an international level.