The “Fátima-Tempo de Luz” show, an innovative audiovisual presentation that combines videomapping projections with 3D effects, light effects and an original soundtrack, awarded to ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño (APD) by the Sanctuary of Fátima, will put the finishing touch on the Centenary celebrations of the Apparitions in the Sanctuary of Fatima (Portugal).
The show will premiere on Thursday, October 12, after the procession of “El Silencio”, after midnight, and can also be seen on October 13th and 14th at 10:30 pm, after the procession of candles. All shows will be open to the general public for free.
The facade of the Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Fátima, at 140 metres wide and 58 metres tall, will form a projection screen of 3,100 m2, converted into the narrative axis of a story that intends to symbolically project the light of Fatima into the heart of every believer, drawing them closer to the heart of God. The facade of the Basilica will acquire a special light to recall its evolution over the last hundred years, reconstructing the most important historical and spiritual landmarks related to the appearance of the Virgin Mary in the Cova da Iria.
The show is developed around the experience of the thousands of pilgrims who visit the Sanctuary each year and consists of seven scenes: “The reflection of the light of God”, “The Immaculate and Triumphant Heart of Mary leads to God”; “The Church sings the Message of Fatima”; “The Path of the Pilgrims”; “In Fatima, we hear a message of peach for the world”; “In Fatima we celebrate God, who is close to us"; and “In Fatima, we illuminate our heart”.
For the audiovisual projection, 22 projectors are used, 10 of them at 22,000 of lumens and 12 of 30,000 lumens, with a total power of 580,000 lumens and a resolution of 15,900 pixels. Likewise, the show will have a total installed power of 137,200 watts of sound and 16,800 watts of light.
In line with ACCIONA’s commitment to sustainability in all its activities, the show will be “carbon neutral”; that is, the CO2 emissions linked to the event will be compensated with a clean energy project, which will make the final emissions balance zero.
In addition, the event will be accessible for people with reduced mobility, as it will have space reserved for them to enjoy the show without any visual limitation.
Projects like the one developed for the celebration of the Centenary of the Apparitions of Fatima are part of the “Cultural Engineering” concept, with which ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño is committed to valuing local history, heritage and traditions through technological innovation, social innovation and sustainable development to enhance its tourism and cultural interest.