Mapping performed in the inauguration of the "La Orquidea" Film Festival / Cuenca, Ecuador. For this performance was counted with theatrical actors who were lifting a flat surface with a determinate shape, on hich was being projected motion images and mixed visuals. During the performance, the actors were ancing, and acting continuosly while the projection was creating an illusion of "depth" on the surfaces in the same time that it was following them. In the performance it can see a 3D orchid that opens and fits exactly on the surfaces that held the actors on stage, thus was a really stunning moment for the audience.
In Orchidelia a small orchid lights up and becomes the canvas of a living light painting. The moving shapes and patterns on the delicate white petals pulse with the music. Perhaps the small flower is trying to communicate something to our species?
Materials: A white orchid, video projector, After Effects.
Film by: Vibeke Bertelsen
Genesia - Ds Machine
Stidiek - Boxing For a Job
Both artists available from jamendo.com
After 24hr set-up and 2 months work the 27 trees and 35 screens were hung for the video installation for Joanna MacGregor's 3 day Deloitte Ignite Festival in the Paul Hamlyn Hall of the Royal Opera House, London.
In collaboration with Dan Fern und Sophie Clements.
TSURUGAJYO PROJECTION MAPPING / HARUKA
DATE: Mar. 9 (Sat)-10 (Sun), 2013
PLACE: Tsurugajyo, Aizuwakamatsu City Fukushima
ORGANIZER: Aizuwakamatsu City
CO-HOST: Fukushima Prefecture,The Fukushima Sakura Project
COOPERATION: Aizuwakamatsu City’s “Yae no Sakura” Project Conference
PRODUCTION: NHK Enterprises, Inc.
STAFF: [Music] Ryuichi Sakamoto’s theme music for the historical drama “Yae no Sakura.” [Visual Artist] Genki Ito (JKD Collective) [Art Direction / Design] WOOG (JKD Collective) [Creative Director] Daisuke Moriuchi (NHK Enterprises) [Production Manager] Akemi Sugayama (NHK Enterprises)
This March marked the 2 year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, in whose honor we planned and produced a projection mapping on Tsurugajo Castle in Aizuwakamatsu City in Fukushima Prefecture. The Forest and Forestry Products Research Institute developed a new variety of cherry blossoms called “Haruka.” The trees are mere saplings now, but we projected them as a vast circle of blossoming cherry trees on the outer walls of the castle, symbolizing the fervent desire for the revival of the Tohoku region. We successfully projected an exact simulation by 3DCG model onto the complex surface of traditional Japanese architecture. The story celebrates the nature and the culture of the Aizu region, a four part structure set to the musical theme of the historical drama “Yae-no Sakura".The first half follows the growth of the young cherry saplings from winter through spring. The second half displays the blossoms in full bloom, climaxing with a flurry of falling petals that engulf the castle.