The Shadow Paper Monsterz project is a site-specific installation, set up in an old machine room during the Schmiede 2013 Festival.
In September 2013 we settled in the beautiful building of the Old Salt Works (Hallein - Austria) and held the Paper + Pixel workshop. In ten days we explored different animation techniques, tools and their possible applications and made up a project that brought a lot of fun to workshop participants and visitors of the Schmiede Festival.
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED THERE?
We asked people to create monsters out of paper, with no particular skills required, just creativity flying free. The result was an army of kind and scary guys. Their faces and parts of the bodies were animated separately, frame by frame, an easy task to complete in a short time.
Then came the magic. The magic was programmed using vvvv – a multipurpose toolkit, which allowed us to develop the installation pretty fast. A Kinect sensor was tracking skeletons of the visitors, their movements were transformed into shadows moving on the wall.
During the festival we shared experience, knowledge and wishes. We all had different backgrounds, different paces of work and points of view. We were wearing shadows of our monsters. And we all had fun.
ORIGINAL LINER NOTES:
Sometimes not only real objects cast shadows. There is something more in the things around us which can be seen when the light shines on them.
Facts: Nice interactive projections of stop motion animated paper-cuts on the wall.
A project by: Anton Mezhiborsky & Alessandro Maggioni.
Monsterz: Ludwig and Renate, Theresia, Fátima, Lisbeth, Haydeè, Jan, Jannik, Kathi, Connie, Simon, Alessandro.
Installation sounds: Lukas Wandl.
Documentation footage: Jakob Barth, Jannik Weylandt, Benjamin Hohnheiser, Jan-Nahuel Jenny.
Sculptures on site: Gerald Pfaffl, Carlo Galli, Giovi.
Video soundtrack: Alessandro Maggioni + Toto Wolf ('All MonsterZ to all People')
Hardware: Pencils, Scissors, Camera, Laptop, Projector, Kinect.
Software: vvvv, dragonframe.
Thanks: Ruediger Wassibauer and the SCHMIEDE team, Ceeyaa ,Velcrome, Motzi.