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.
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
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.