The Darkside of Amsterdam is an interactive 3D mapping project during Amsterdam Light Festival 2013.

Since time immemorial, the church has defined 7 sins, Lust, Pride, Greed, Gluttony, Sloth, Wrath, Envy.
Often we find that these sins up to a certain extent actually improve the quality of life. Doesn’t Greed help us achieve more than we hoped for ? Shouldn’t we be proud of our accomplishments? And how can a relationship last without some spice and Lust..
Thus we wanted to make the people of Amsterdam show-off their sins for a change. So we re-interpreted the whole idea of a “confession” and make it more elegant. Therefor we took the confession booth out of the church, onto the streets of Amsterdam and created an interactive podium for collective light painting, Kinematic Photography interspersed with animations that were then mapped on the church. Users would wear their chosen sin and pose. A seven second camera exposure would then capture their photo with the light painting and directly projected onto the Moses en Aaron church.

“The dark side still tempts me, calling me back with promises of fantastic journeys to the far reaches of the galaxy"

The music track that was used for this video is one of Nicolas Jaar: Darkside (Ft.Dave Harrington) - A1
Label: Clown & Sunset. You can listen to the original one on
Thank you so much.

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