Willow’s “Sweater” makes a beautiful music video on one stage with Projection Mapping

Everything shot in studio with 3 beamers projecting on a floor and two walls.

Directed by: Filip Sterckx
DOP: Pierre Schreuder
3D animation / Editing: Filip Sterckx
Production: Pierre Schreuder, Filip Sterckx
Technical support: Aitor Biedma
Production assistant: Nils Goddeeris
Thanks to: Het Depot, Stake5, Cools multimedia, Tom Brewaeys, Birgit Sterckx, Antoon Verbeeck, Pieter-Jan Boghe

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Sound Sculptures on a Mind-Boggling Scale

This installation has me speechless–and it’s a good thing, because I wouldn’t want to pollute it with the sound of my voice.  Watch the video below and you’ll know exactly what I mean.  Artist Zimoun has taken seemingly mundane objects and put them together in “architecturally-minded platforms of sound” for an overall beautiful result.  I say no more. Watch the video!

 

Source: Zimoun

The Power of Interactive Monuments

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen digital interactivity span the genre of monuments before, but after stumbling on “The Living Tribute” I’m now going to say it’s got infinite potential for success. This project took place in Canada for April 28th’s “Day of Mourning,” which remembers those affected by workplace injuries, illness, and fatality.  In just one day, over 5,000 Canadians lit digital candles by pressing their finger to a touch-screen.  See the video below:

Memorials and Monuments are built for people to participate through remembering and relating, so it’s no surprise that digital interactivity complements it.  Some memorials are interactive without going digital; take the holocaust memorial in Berlin, for example, which engages its audience physically and emotionally through architecture.  Other memorials are found on websites, interactive in a very straight-forward way.  I look forward to seeing more digital interactivity (or non-digital, doesn’t really matter) in the realm of monuments and memorials. I think it has a lot of potential.

10 Striking Light Exhibits to Satisfy Your Inner Moth

These projects use LED lights and projections to light up the night and send your invisible moth wings a-flutter.  All of these projects were featured at Lichtfestival in Ghent, Brussels.  The next festival, called i Light Marina Bay, runs from March 9 to April 1 in Singapore.

1. Luminarie De Cagna

Lichtfestival Gent 2012 from Lieven Vanoverbeke on Vimeo.

Started in the 1930s by hanging oil lamps in buildings around the city, this Italian family owned company swapped their ancient practices in favor of energy-efficient LED lights. The 55,000 LED lights only drain 20 Kwatt/hour…

2. “Human Tiles” by Nuno Maya and Carole Purnelle (OCUBO)

These Portugese tiles create a moving mosaic based on the movements of passersby and moving audience members.  The result is a piece that mimics the city’s constantly buzzing, ephemeral nature.

3.  “Smart Ysle.” by Tom Dekyvere

Smart Ysle . from Tom Dekyvere on Vimeo.

Ghent-based digital/analog/sculpture artist Tom Dekyvere “looks for strong, emotional forms that result in products and installations.” View more works and his portfolio here.

4. “Lightwish” by Guillaume Van Durme and Stef Bammens

Charity installation “Lightwish” asks passersby to weave a glow stick into a bench and make a wish if the glow stick breaks.  The result is a bench full of people’s wishes.  All proceeds from glow stick sales go to the “Make a Wish” foundation.

5. “Timelessness” by Stien de Vrieze

Timlessness – Lichtfestival Gent from Stien on Vimeo.

This piece celebrates the historic “Barge of Ghent” by projecting kinetic images onto a water fountain, creating an ethereal effect.  I would love to see more installations projected onto water- I think it’s a really interesting idea and it adds a new level of motion and three-dimensionality.

6. Ghent in 3D

Why is this seemingly normal projection installation cooler than you think it is?  Because the artists are Belgium’s  very own citizens.  Anyone in Ghent can submit their work to be projected onto Ghent’s 1,000+ year old building, the Gravensteen.  A committee selects the best designs to be projected on the castle.

7. “On dirait que…” in Post Plaza

Post Plaza turns into a fairy tale with this video projection, showing the dreamworld of a young giant boy.  Picking up from where it left off last year, the former-toddler is now in elementary school and takes you back into his dreamscape.

8. “Gossip” by Kris Verdonck

Ever get the feeling someone’s watching you?  How about sixteen people, definitely watching you, and also laughing and whispering to each other at the same time? Now we’re talking. Pun. Nice.  This exhibit by Kris Verdonck is sure to make you feel uncomfortable.

9. “Perspective Lyrique” by 1024 Architecture

PERSPECTIVE LYRIQUE from 1024 on Vimeo.

Using a microphone and an audio analysis algorythm, sounds of the audience distort the animations into a character who talks and sings.  Thus, audience members bring the animation to life through the sounds of their voices.

10. Guerilla Lighting by Light Collective

The coolest part about this is its mission: to pop up unexpectedly, surprise and impress, and then disappear.  The project is motivated by frustrations with poor lighting, light pollution, and wasted energy.

Denmark has Giant Rainbow Glasses for Everyone

Throw out your Blublockers and come feast your eyes on Olafur Eliasson’s “Your Rainbow Panorama,” an interactive exhibit that tints Denmark’s skyline any shade of roy g biv depending on where you stand.  There should be one in every city!  The piece opened last May at the  ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum.