A commission for the the Nelson Arts Festival and the Real Festival in New Zealand
Basic concept was to trace a time-line of the history of the city in a creative and abstract way and to use the staircase and cathedral as the canvas.
An interesting surface to work with 63 meters of projection depth.
We used 2 x 20k Christie projectors with geo boards in them and Modul8 for the playback. We had pretty good focus about 3/4 up the steps and then the top projector took over. It was pretty exciting when the mask pretty much lined up and with a few tweeks on the geo board we were lined up in 4 hours.
We created the mask by taking a projector onto site 3 months ago and projecting white over the steps so we could draw the key points in space, no photo ref was ever going to work for this one.
Michael Hodgson - Producer and sound design
Chris Macmillan - Visual Design and lead animation
Dan Mace - Animation
Jay McDaniel - Animation
Antony Hodgson - Nelson Art Festival Technical Producer
Josh Green - Onsite installation
Spyglass - Video projection systems and technical support
Thanks to the Nelson City Council for their support of the project, Paddy Free for use of the track Pepeke, Lori Davis for her painting, Tom for his research style art, Annie for her awesome kiwiana viewing area and the Archbishop for ringing those bells to launch the show.