On behalf of ACCIONA Producciones y Diseno, S.A. (APD), we just completed a large format, interactive media installation for the Wu Kingdom HelV Relics Museum in Wuxi / China. The completely projected 400 sqm space interactively tells the story of the Kingdom Wu.
Visitors are immersed in a 15-minute story about the rise of the Kingdom of Wu during the Spring and Autumn Period between 514–496 BC. We created a unique visual style as a mix of cinematic martial arts scenes shot in Shanghai combined with paint-style animations.
The linear storytelling is enhanced with interactive elements that reinforce the visitors’ feeling of being transported back in time, away to king HelV’s coming into power, his fight for hegemony, the victory at the battle of Boju and other great legends of that period.
Overall Management, Planning & Production of the Spatial Media Design, Conception, Story Development, Creative Direction, Direction, Art Direction, Production of Shooting, Motion Design, Animation, Postproduction, VVVV programming, Music composition and Sound Design, Implementation
Quayola (aka 'dQ') and Memo Akten through digital production outfit Nexus Interactive Arts, have created ‘Forms’, a multiscreen digital artwork commissioned by the National Media Museum for the exhibition In the Blink of an Eye: Media and Movement, which is part of the Cultural Olympiad programme. This generative animation and interactive installation will display at the Museum from 9 March – 2 September.
A large projection of the animation will be displayed within the space, with a smaller split screen mounted on a plinth just in front to show not only the original footage of athletes on which each animation is based, but also the individual layers of that animation, which can be digitally peeled back by the viewer.
Quayola and Memo Akten - Artists
Production Company - Nexus Interactive Arts
Beccy McCray - Creative Producer
Jo Bierton - Production Manager
Matthias Kispert - Sound design
Maxime Causeret - Houdini Developer
Raffael F J Ziegler (AKA Moco) - 3D Animator
Katie Parnell - 3D Tracker
Eoin Coughlan - 3D Tracker
Mark Davies - 3D Tracking Supervisor
With thanks to BBC Motion Gallery and Commonwealth Games Federation