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Strange days in London. A Pipilotti Rist Installation.

Strange days in London – A Pipilotti Rist Installation

 

 

As part of the Strange Days exhibition that is currently taking place at the Store X on the Strand London, our local partner in the United Kingdom, Polestar Productions was asked to provide Mirror Head units, Media Servers and technical as well as programming support to host Pippilotti Rist´s “4th Floor to Mildness” video installation. The full exhibition hosts 21 international artists and film-makers with the purpose of discussing the role that sound and music plays in bringing them all together.

Prior to the exhibitions opening in October, Polestar liaised with the Artist’s Studio and Designer to facilitate the resulting two days of programming. In the video “Installation”, you will get a glimpse of some behind the scene footage of the entire process that will also give you a small insight into the attention and details required in the presentation of the work of an internationally recognized video artist.

Visitors who may wish to experience the finished piece directly at the Store X will be able to do so until the 9th of December 2018.
180thestrand.com/
polestar-productions.uk/

Equipment used:
Mirror Head MH11-L
Panasonic PT-DZ780, RZ970
Green Hippo Karst+ media server.

Steal the Show. King Sprong strikes again.

Steal the Show. King Sprong strikes again.

 

 

To mark the 10th year anniversary of Skullmapping, the city of Leuven asked them to showcase eight of their projects during December 2018. The city of Leuven very much liked ‘King Sprong’, which was originally created for the light festival in Ghent.

Skullmapping decided to recreate the concept and project it onto M-Museum of Leuven, since they thought that this building would be an interesting canvas. In this case, the idea was to have the gorilla break into the museum to steal a painting that was part of the expo “Power and beauty: The Arenbergs” which was on display at the time.

The overall response from the general public was great. Over 20´000 people came to watch the different projections throughout the city and the King Sprong 2 show was one of people’s favorites. As Skullmapping has been doing many dynamic projection installations over the past years, they have become the specialists of storytelling for all people of all ages through different types of projection mapping.

For the second version of this show, the story was much more developed!

„The first King Sprong was created as a teaser for the light festival, but for this project I knew that this needed to be longer, and have a more interesting story line, as this needed to be one of the highlights of the festival.“ says Filip Sterckx.

For the technical preparation and creation, Skullmapping took pictures of the building, and based on the pictures made a digital 3D version of the museum. They then further developed the animations to match onto the building and used a Panasonic RZ21K projector with the Mirror Head. The show was then created using the MDC-X software as they key framed the Mirror Head so that the animations would perfectly fit onto the building.

The Mirror Head allowed Skullmapping to create a dynamic projection show and to use a really big building as the setting with only one projector. The budget of the festival was limited and to fully cover a building of this scale with projections, you would normally need around eight 20k lumen projectors. With the Mirror Head they were able to rent only one projector, but still at the same time were able to use the whole building as the play-field/canvas, making it really interesting to create and to watch.

The equipment they have chosen for this application is a Mirror Head MH14 with Panasonic Laser projector PT-RZ21K and our Media Server MDC-X2.

Concept by Filip Sterckx + Antoon Verbeeck
Directed by Filip Sterckx
3D Modeling + Animation: Paulina Zybinska
Sounddesign + Mocap acrtrice: Birgit Sterckx
skullmapping.com

 

 

Skullmapping

Skullmapping is an artistic collective run by Filip Sterckx and Antoon Verbeeck.

Filip, who is the creative director of Skullmapping, has gained global recognition with his music videos for (among others) Selah Sue and Willow. He started his first experiments with projection mapping over ten years ago, resulting in poetic art installations in which he projects video and animation on sculptures, such as “Peepshow” and “My Orca”. His work can be recognized by his inventive visual style, love for combining live-action and animation, and a tendency to break through the traditional 2D screen.

Antoon is a visual artist. Over the last 25 years he has been working as a successful figurative art painter and runs his own gallery in Leuven, Belgium. His paintings can be recognized by a strong 3D illusion. His so called “Lonely subjects”, in the middle of a big white space, provoke a meaning that is poetic, evocative, and often with a funny witticism. His urge to experiment has led him into the skullmapping adventure, where he uses his artistic know-how into new media art.

By using a profound artistic knowledge, and combining it with the latest technology, Skullmapping tells stories with stunning bespoke visuals. We conceptualize, produce and direct projects from start to finish. We deal with art in an experimental, technology-related way.

The absolute luminary out now!  Watch out for our latest show reel.

The Mirror Head is an add-on for your projector. It is a high-tech digitally operated mirror that you mount to your projector to project content onto any surface (e.g. objects, walls, floors, ceilings).

Whether you use projections for exhibitions, presentations, big scale building projection, retail, art or other applications, the projections can be moved up, down, left and right to reach certain angles that are not in the projection range for statically positioned projectors.

With the possibility to move projections from one position to another, Dynamic Projection Insitute guarentees highly accurate positioning to achieve state-of-the-art projection installations.

Many thanx to Gümix for the wonderful music: GÜMiX & SHANTi ROOTS FT. JESSKITTY MY WORDS

Skullmappinghttp://www.skullmapping.com

Yola Yolarthttp://www.yolart.net/I-choose-not-to

Linexa Anstalthttp://www.linexa.com

Habegger GmbHhttp://www.habegger-group.com/de/at/home.html

4youreye ProjectionArthttp://www.4youreye-projection.design

Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbHhttps://business.panasonic.co.uk/visual-system

Martin Willner und Sebstian Lobendanzhttp://www.dynamicprojection.com

Leopold Museum Viennahttps://www.leopoldmuseum.org

Prof. Hans Hofferhttps://www.atelierhoffer.at

Reverie Trading Group Ltd – facebook.com/pg/REVERIE.LV/about/

Sony Europe Ltd. – https://pro.sony/en_EU/products/projectors

Takenaka Co Ltd
http://en.takenaka-co.co.jp/#

King Sprong by Skullmapping.
Dynamic drum for Lightfestival Gent.

“Over the years we’ve become known for our minimappings, but when the city of Ghent asked us to create a project to announce their upcoming lightfestival, we decided to make a massive gorilla climb a 90-meter-tall building!”
Antoon and Filip – Skullmapping

After the very successful and well-known installation “Gallery Invasion”, the artist duo Skullmapping decided once again for dynamic projections and staged now the project “King Sprong”. The equipment they chose for this application is a Mirror Head 14 with Panasonic Laser PT-RZ21K and our Media Server MDC-X2.

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Credits:
Concept by Filip Sterckx + Antoon Verbeeck
Directed by Filip Sterckx
3D modeling + animation: Paulina Zybinska

The Light Festival lights up the city with works by international light artists. The city’s nights will become the backdrop for a surprising spectacle, ingenious installations, spectacular performances and beautiful events.
The fourth edition in 2018 gets an extra day and a newly adapted route. As a result, not only the Historical Centre and the Arts Quarter get bathed in light but also a piece of Ghent’s industrial history.

The Light Festival Gent: https://lichtfestival.stad.gent/en

GALLERYINVASION

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Skullmapping is an artistic collective run by Filip Sterckx and Antoon Verbeeck.

Filip, who is the creative director of Skullmapping, has gained global recognition with his music videos for (among others) Selah Sue and Willow. He started his first experiments with projection mapping over ten years ago, resulting in poetic art installations in which he projects video and animation on sculptures, such as “Peepshow” and “My Orca”. His work can be recognized by his inventive visual style, love for combining live-action and animation, and a tendency to break through the traditional 2D screen.

Antoon is a visual artist. Over the last 25 years he has been working as a successful figurative art painter and runs his own gallery in Leuven, Belgium. His paintings can be recognized by a strong 3D illusion. His so called “Lonely subjects”, in the middle of a big white space, provoke a meaning that is poetic, evocative, and often with a funny witticism. His urge to experiment has led him into the skullmapping adventure, where he uses his artistic know-how into new media art.

By using a profound artistic knowledge, and combining it with the latest technology, Skullmapping tells stories with stunning bespoke visuals. We conceptualize, produce and direct projects from start to finish. We deal with art in an experimental, technology-related way.

http://www.skullmapping.com/

Showreel 2017 – Promote yourself.

Dynamic Projection Institute – Showreel 2017

In the future companies in all industries will have to use new technologies to promote their products and services.Whether you use projections for retail, exhibitions, presentations, big scale building projections, art or other applications, the projections can be moved up, down, left and right to reach certain angles that are not in the projection range for statically positioned projectors.

The Mirror Head is a perfect tool using new technologies. Enjoy our Reel #2017!

Dynamic Projectionist for the future energy.
International Exhibition Expo – 2017 Astana.

The EXPO 2017 hosted by Astana, Kazakhstan and is open to the public for 93 days, from 10th June until 10th September 2017, about 3 million visitors will be expected. More than 100 countries and international organizations participate and present their achievements, ideas and solutions relating to the exposition’s chosen theme “Future Energy”.

The “Energy in Our Nature” Pavilion of Latvia is presented by advanced technologies, dynamic projections and multimedia exhibits oriented towards the future. The Pavilion guests can feel, see and hear Latvia as if they were visiting the country. Synergy between architecture, art and technologies makes the Latvian Pavilion at EXPO 2017 to memorable experience for Visitors.

Our Partner, REVERIE Trading Group Ltd. was appointed to engineer and deliver the complete audio-visual installation and video show direction of the Latvian Pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana.

“The technical equipment includes 3 EPSON EB-L1105U laser and 2x EB-G7905U projectors, Wings VIOSO, AVIO and MDC-X media server. The Epson G series is used together with the Mirror Head – MH13, MDC-X2 and JCD boxes. All videos, Mirror Head projections and video walls are synchronized in one 30” show which represents Latvian culture, innovations, education opportunities and main “Energy in Our Nature” ideas” says Mārtiņš Priedītis, CEO of REVERIE Trading Group Ltd.

The direction of the Latvian pavilion decided to combine the energy of the future with future technologies. The eye – catching show is introduced by a Mirror Head intro and continues with the Story of future energy in Latvia, considering the people and the events. A final 16 minutes Mirror Head show including projections on the walls, floors and projection mappings on irregular shapes delivers an inspiring visual experience for the entire audience.

REVERIE Trading Group Ltd.  is one of the first developers of creative audiovisual presentations and interactive technology in the Baltics. It provides audio-visual systems integration, offers interactive multimedia solutions, digital media content creation and is supplier for conference, control and presentation equipment. In 2016 REVERIE became a distribution partner of our products in the Latvian market. Since then it has provided high professional assistance for our customers in the area.

Since 2009, the company formed by a creative and ambitious team of professionals is one of the leading representatives of communication Industry in Latvia and the Baltic States. Innovative and creative approach, effective solutions – One-stop-shop principle – transparent policies and customer loyalty are key points for the company’s success.

Expo 2017 Astana: https://expo2017astana.com/en/

Pavilion of Latvia: https://expo2017astana.com/en/page_id=1267

REVERIE Trading Group Ltd: https://www.facebook.com/pg/REVERIE.LV/about/

Austrians revolutionize the art of Dynamic Projection.

The Mirror Head seen in the video is a high-tech mirror that is digitally operated and can move either rapidly or slowly to project pictures, videos and texts on any desired surface - whether it ́s moving or static. As you can notice, we chose to demonstrate several types of projections, with its proven high-level of performance the entire system provided by Dynamic Projection Institute guarantees accuracy when moving from one specific surface to another. We would like to remind you that the Mirror Head is a quality product manufactured in Austria.
The Mirror Head paves the way to so far unprecedented possibilities in light-design, projection and interior design.

Implementation in a Light Showroom.

This use of the Dynamic Projection is a Teaser that conveys the impression of exclusiveness of international premium-design-manufacturers. It serves as a bridging until the official opening of the Showroom. The projected objects can be interchanged continuously.

For this installation are in use three Mirror Head with a 5000 ANSI Lumens HD projector each and two MDC – Media Console.
Location: Linexa Anstalt B2B Showroom, Die Schützenwiese, 9451 Kriessern, Switzerland.

http://www.linexa.com

Mirror Head puts Giacometti in the limelight

Dynamic Projection Institute and the Leopold Museum Vienna worked close together within the framework of the "Giacometti, Pionier der Moderne" exhibition. The Mirror Head and the Media Console – MDC have been installed in the Leopold Museum Vienna and have been operating until the 26th January 2015.

Location: Leopold Museum Vienna, Museumsplatz 1, A -1070 Vienna
http://www.leopoldmuseum.org/en/exhibitions/57/alberto-giacometti

Applications of a fashion boutique

This Video shows the application of the Mirror Head in the showroom of a fashion boutique. Videos as well as Information portraying the products are transported to the clients through dynamic projections.

Location: Boutique Chegini, Kohlmarkt 7, A-1010 Wien