We set out to create a one of a kind public art experience, a projection mapping installation for multiple surfaces and multiple dimensions. Created by a hand picked team of artists with sponsorship by AT+T, Senovva, Light Harvest, and Leo Kuelbs.
Unfolding like an animated modern Botticelli painting, flowing above our heads and spreading outwards
in every direction, “As Above, So Below” immersed viewers in the architecture of the Manhattan Bridge. Audiences physically entered the story and explored the shimmering surface as it ignited with messages and symbols.
This originally conceived video mapping project was a challenge offered to a group of artists from varying backgrounds. Led by digital arts pioneers Farkas Fulop and Ryan Uzilevsky, with post production support by Sina Taherkhani, the group created a one-of-a-kind experience. Adding to the fun were Artists Simon Anaya, John Parker, Richard Jochum and Johnny Moreno. The final projection utilized over 25,000 square feet of architectural canvas, and ultimately won "Best In Show" at the Dumbo Arts Festival.
This production tested every technique in image-making conceivable in the short time frame, including stop motion animation, and the suspension of over twenty performance artists from fly wires at sixteen feet off the ground.
Leo Kuelb is responsible for securing the site and bringing the original team together. He also put together a great international video art showcase between screenings of "As Above, So Below."
Soundtrack by Daft Punk
“As Above, So Below”
as part of “Immersive Surfaces”
John Ensor Parker
Visual Effects Team:
Sina Taherkhani – VFX Creative Direction
Farkas Fülöp – Visual Effects Supervisor
Simon Anaya – Video Mapping Specialist
Ryan Uzilevsky – VFX Producer
John Ensor Parker – 3D Environment Architect
James Laudicina Jr – VFX Production Manager
Isaiah Palmer – 3D VFX Artist
Kevin Bleich – 3D Programmer
Luis Valdes – VFX Artist
Paul Imperio – VFX Artist
Cory John Stoffa – VFX Artist
Filip Radonjic – VFX Artist
Paul Daniel – VFX Artist
Adam VanDine – VFX Artist
J.k. Carrington – VFX Artist
Aerialists / Movement Performers:
Malado Baldwin – Movement
Kae Burke – Aerialist
Darnell Celius – Movement
Sarah Lisette Chiesa – Movement
Iara Celest Diaz – Movement
Nahdi Gibson-Zelaya – Movement
David James – Aerialist
Jesse Lenat – Movement
Erinina Marie Ness – Aerialist
Max Pollak – Movement
Anya Sapoznihkova – Aerialist
Rachael Shane – Movement
Julianna Takacs – Aerialist
Tyler Visar Shaqiri – Aerialist
Despina Sophia Stamos – Movement
Sarah Walko – Movement
Kevin Bleich – 3D Scanning – Web Developer
Chris Studley – Lighting Designer / Set Carpenter
Buddy Raymond – Rigger / Set Carpenter
Anya Sapozhnikova – Stunt Consultant
Marion Talan – Costume Designer
Dana Fairbairn – Script Supervisor
Darnell Celius – Production Assistant
The House of Yes
The Juilliard School
Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
J. Peter Siriprakorn
VORTEX is a generative light sculpture built into the unique architecture of the Darwin ecosystem Project’s green building in Bordeaux, France.
Architectural fragment made from scaffolding, VORTEX has a raw wood skin highlighted by 12 lines of LED light as many generative and constructive project’s lines. Merging organic materials with new technologies, this hybrid architectural artwork wraps around and embraces the footbridge between the complex’s two buildings, revealing and enhancing the venue’s dynamic energy while working as a live visualizer of energy consumption.