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A Brain-Like Building Turned into a Twisting Video Mapping Light Show

A Brain Like Building Turned into a Twisting Video Mapping Light Show video art projection installation architecture

A Brain Like Building Turned into a Twisting Video Mapping Light Show video art projection installation architecture

A Brain Like Building Turned into a Twisting Video Mapping Light Show video art projection installation architecture

A Brain Like Building Turned into a Twisting Video Mapping Light Show video art projection installation architecture

A Brain Like Building Turned into a Twisting Video Mapping Light Show video art projection installation architecture
Nikola Lenivets

A Brain Like Building Turned into a Twisting Video Mapping Light Show video art projection installation architecture
Nikola Lenivets

As part of the New Media Night Festival last month at Moscow’s Nikola-Lenivets Art Park, one of the most unusual video-mapping projects we’ve seen took place against the backdrop of Nikolay Polissky’s (previously) brain-like Universe Mind structure. The twisting, serpentine building has been used for years as a centerpiece to many events at the art park which now boasts a collection of almost 30 architecturally-influenced artworks, including a 170-foot trampoline installed in the middle of a forest.

For this year’s New Media Night Festival, media design studio Radugadesign was comissioned to set ‘Universe Mind’ in motion with this 8-minute video projection. If you’d like to get a feel for what it’s like to step inside the building under normal circumstances, check out this interactive 360° panorama. (via The Creator’s Project)

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Dancing Shadow Sculptures by Dpt. and Laurent Craste [Updated]

Dancing Shadow Sculptures by Dpt. and Laurent Craste [Updated] shadows projection porcelain light kinetic sculpture ceramics

Dancing Shadow Sculptures by Dpt. and Laurent Craste [Updated] shadows projection porcelain light kinetic sculpture ceramics

Parade is an interactive art installation concevied by ceramacist Laurent Craste and digital agency Dpt. for the Chromatic festival in Montreal. At first glance the piece looks rather mundane: two misshapen porcelain vases sit atop a pedestal inside a wood cube, lit from above by an industrial light. But move the light and suddenly the magic happens as shadows projected from the vases animate to life. What a fun piece.

Update: Of course things like this are never as simple as they appear. Dpt. explains further that the animated “shadows” are coming from a hidden projector which tracks the movements of the faux light source. We’ve been tricked! But I suppose that’s kind of the point.

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Downtown Sydney Transformed by Light for ‘Vivid Sydney’

Downtown Sydney Transformed by Light for Vivid Sydney Sydney projection light exhibition

Downtown Sydney Transformed by Light for Vivid Sydney Sydney projection light exhibition

Downtown Sydney Transformed by Light for Vivid Sydney Sydney projection light exhibition

Downtown Sydney Transformed by Light for Vivid Sydney Sydney projection light exhibition

Downtown Sydney Transformed by Light for Vivid Sydney Sydney projection light exhibition

Downtown Sydney Transformed by Light for Vivid Sydney Sydney projection light exhibition

Downtown Sydney Transformed by Light for Vivid Sydney Sydney projection light exhibition

Starting tonight through June 9th, the city of Sydney is hosting an annual exhibition of light and music called Vivid Sydney. Dozens of light sculptures and projections will be viewable throughout the downtown area as well as in the Sydney Harbor in an event that is completely free to the public. Looks like a lot of fun. See more on their website and over on Facebook.

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320° Licht: A Repurposed 112-Meter High Gas Tank Converted into a Cathedral of Light

320° Licht: A Repurposed 112 Meter High Gas Tank Converted into a Cathedral of Light projection light installation
Thomas Wolf © 2014

320° Licht: A Repurposed 112 Meter High Gas Tank Converted into a Cathedral of Light projection light installation
Thomas Wolf © 2014

320° Licht: A Repurposed 112 Meter High Gas Tank Converted into a Cathedral of Light projection light installation
Gasometer Oberhausen / Wolfgang Volz / Urbanscreen

320° Licht: A Repurposed 112 Meter High Gas Tank Converted into a Cathedral of Light projection light installation
Thomas Wolf © 2014

320° Licht: A Repurposed 112 Meter High Gas Tank Converted into a Cathedral of Light projection light installation
Thomas Wolf © 2014

320° Licht: A Repurposed 112 Meter High Gas Tank Converted into a Cathedral of Light projection light installation
Thomas Machoczek © 2014

German creative studio Urbanscreen have just unveiled ‘320 Licht,’ a massive light projection inside the cathedral-like interior of the 20,000 square meter Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany (the same space that housed Christo’s Big Air Package last year). Urbanscreen utilized both the ceiling and 320 degrees of the interior space of this former gas tank to project a 22-minute loop of digital animation with 21 high-powered Epson projectors.

“This experience is based on the vastness of the Gasometer,” sound designer Jonas Wiese told the Creator’s Project. “We tried to work with that expression to make the space bigger and smaller, to deform it and to change its surface over and over while not exaggerating and overwriting the original effect of the room.” He continues, “the age of the screen is coming to an end, digital interfaces will dissolve and merge into the social space [...] we poetically contribute to this through art.”

320 Licht is part of the exhibition The Appearance of Beauty and will be on view through December 30th, 2014. Watch the included video above from the Creator’s Project to learn more about how it all came together.

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Box: A Groundbreaking Demonstration at the Intersection of Robotics, Projection-Mapping, and Software

Box: A Groundbreaking Demonstration at the Intersection of Robotics, Projection Mapping, and Software robots projection digital

Box: A Groundbreaking Demonstration at the Intersection of Robotics, Projection Mapping, and Software robots projection digital

Box: A Groundbreaking Demonstration at the Intersection of Robotics, Projection Mapping, and Software robots projection digital

Produced by Bot and Dolly, a San Francisco-based design and engineering studio, this amazing clip was filmed entirely in camera and demonstrates a mixture of robotically controlled monitors, projection-mapping and choreographed human interaction. Via their website:

“Box” explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping on moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera. Bot & Dolly produced this work to serve as both an artistic statement and technical demonstration. It is the culmination of multiple technologies, including large scale robotics, projection mapping, and software engineering. We believe this methodology has tremendous potential to radically transform theatrical presentations, and define new genres of expression.

I can’t tell you how long it’s been since I’ve been excited by projection mapping, even if you’re skeptical this is seriously worth just a few minutes of your time. (thnx, Nick)

Update: Here’s a short behind the scenes clip.

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Origami Meets Projection Mapping

Origami Meets Projection Mapping projection paper origami geometric

Origami Meets Projection Mapping projection paper origami geometric

Origami Meets Projection Mapping projection paper origami geometric

Bristol-based visual artist Joanie Lemercier has been experimenting with light projected onto 3D canvases. This lastest work created for a Birmingham gallery space was created using sheets of A4 paper folded into pyramids onto which he projected light resulting in an interesting organic effect. No video unfortunately, but you can learn more about his work here.

Update: For a similar project check out this geometric photobooth by Method.

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Cambodian Trees: Digitally Projected Deities and Sprits on the Streets of Cambodia

Cambodian Trees: Digitally Projected Deities and Sprits on the Streets of Cambodia trees projection digital Cambodia

Cambodian Trees: Digitally Projected Deities and Sprits on the Streets of Cambodia trees projection digital Cambodia

Cambodian Trees: Digitally Projected Deities and Sprits on the Streets of Cambodia trees projection digital Cambodia

Cambodian Trees: Digitally Projected Deities and Sprits on the Streets of Cambodia trees projection digital Cambodia

Cambodian Trees: Digitally Projected Deities and Sprits on the Streets of Cambodia trees projection digital Cambodia

Cambodian Trees: Digitally Projected Deities and Sprits on the Streets of Cambodia trees projection digital Cambodia

Cambodian Trees is a digital projection work by French artist Clement Briend who traveled to Cambodia to photograph these sculptural representations of deities and spirits from Cambodian culture overlaid on trees in several urban areas. Of the series Briend says:

It’s a beautiful surprise when the projected spirits awaken and reveal themselves at night as though they are made of the towering trees themselves. The photographic light installations echo the spirituality of the few sprouts of nature in the predominantly urban landscapes. It is a visual imagining of the divine figures that inhabit the world, as seen through an environmentally aware spiritual eye.

Though I’m generally not a fan of digital projection, I really enjoy Briend’s utilization of tree branches to lend volume to the photographs of sculptures, in essence giving them life. To see several more images from this series, head over to his website. All images courtesy the artist. (via empty kingdom)

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