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Daft Punk are creating an art installation in Paris

French duo Daft Punk are icons in the electronic music world. Now they’re taking on a new project: an art installation inspired by one of their most famous tracks.

Daft Punk at Coachella. Photo by Karl Walter/Getty

The art installation will be at the Philharmonie de Paris from 9 April to 11 August as part of exhibition ‘Electro’ exploring the history of electro music spanning more than three decades. Daft Punk are already famous for their visual effects at their live shows and are basing their exhibit on their 2005 hit Technologic.

Details of the installation are sparse at the moment but so far the public can expect an immersive experience with plenty of personal input from by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, the pair underneath the masks. Tsugi reports that the installation will be inspired by the Technologic music video and include elements like “mannequins, costumes, helmets, guitars, screens, animatronics, wooden decor”.

Daft Punk aren’t the only big names to play a hand in the exciting exhibition. Producer Laurent Garnier will be providing the soundtrack throughout the experience and the entire back catalogue of Kraftwerk will also be explored in full. It will also track the history of electronic music from the underground clubs of Chicago and Detroit – mainly spearheaded by innovative black DJs – to its dominance in Europe in the 1990s, to its permanent place in contemporary culture.

To coincide with the exhibition, Kraftwerk are also playing at the Philharmonie de Paris on 11, 12 and 13 July as part of Festival Days Off. Tickets are on sale now online.