Croatia is home to Visualia Festival, an event which celebrates novel artistic forms, such as 3D video mapping and illumination design. It annually occurs in wonderful city of Pula, known for its well-preserved Roman amphitheater of gigantic size. The aforementioned structure is an important piece of the following story, which explains how Visualia broke Guinness World Record.
During the recent edition of Visualia, organizers of the festival planned to make the largest human torchlight image. Long story short, it is a picture in which human individuals form letters and symbols with their bodies, helped by certain illuminated objects. The largest gathering of such kind before Visualia numbered 3777 individuals. Yet, thanks to eager residents of Pula, and couple hundred tourists of the same sentiment, this digit was greatly exceeded. According to official data, more than 4000 attendants participated in the project- more than enough for the prestigious title.
Yet, Visuala Broke Guinness World Record with style. The participants did not gather at the remote, insignificant space, but in Pula Amphitheater itself. Each of them was given a ring which emitted light, in order to achieve “torchlight” effect on the picture. The item was gifted to attendees, in order to remind them of this unique experience.
People involved in project formed a logo “Pula+Istria”, making a light postcard which will circle the world. Visualia’s director Marko Boklovic didn’t hide satisfaction with the result, noting that Pula will definitely have a lot of use from such original promotion.
This year’s festivity is over, but there are many other things to see and experience in Pula. It is a perfect destination for summer vacation in 2015, having great beach localities and fine connections with the rest of Istrian Peninsula. This area of Croatia annually notes great increases in tourist arrivals, and so many people can’t be wrong.
Check out how Visualia broke Guinness World Record in the photo gallery below.