The Genius Loci Symposium and Video Mapping Festival took place on from the 5th to the 11th August 2013, in Weimar, Germany. The festival estimated 12,000 people attended the live events in the city as the three main locations for facade projection came alive with moving image and sound. It was an amazing event and brought a curiosity to the streets of Weimar, allowing for playful dialogue between the old and the new. Public could discover a building pulsing with light as if it had turned inside out to tell new stories.
Good Company Arts presented three major works for the Bauhaus University Facade at Genius Loci. Weimar and this famous building are referred to fondly as the cradle of the Bauhaus Movement.The Main Building designed by Henry Van de Velde in 1904, is a place where Bauhaus history and present day life fuse with one another. This is the original building in which Walter Gropius started the Bauhaus school. Today it is used by the Bauhaus University for architecture, civil engineering, design and media studies.
As preparation for the live presentations and the large scale video projections for this site our process involved upscaling from DV to HD from the original dance film masters and resulted in three reworked pieces. Here we see a performance capture of one new version of Soma Songs for the Bauhaus University Facade, merging video-mapping with live mixed audio performance on Saturday 10th August 2013, Weimar. Good Company Arts acknowledges the support of Creative New Zealand towards our participation at this exciting festival.