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.
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)
I’ve tried to lay low on the abundance of video projection mapping projects that have flooded art and design blogs the past year or so, and I think I surrendered only once to Macula’s Prague clock. And then this awesome project appeared in my inbox this morning. A collaboration between Sober Industries and Studio Rewind who decided to point the video projectors elsewhere, onto customized wood-paneled sculptures of animals.
Both sculptures were projected with mapped visuals. New in this project was the interactive part. The spectators were able to control the visuals projected by a custom made cubicle with motion sensors and buttons. By tilting the cubicle the color of the visuals changed and the buttons were used to skip through the visuals and to create other effects like blending and scratching. The sculptures are made entirely out of wood and can be disassembled to smaller pieces which are more easy to transport.
Awesome work. (thnx, Tim!)
The Prague astronomical clock turned 600 this week, and why not celebrate one of the worlds most complex clocks with a craaaazy projected animation. I walked past this clock almost every day in 2004, wish I could have seen this first-hand. Projection work by Macula. (via kottke)