Category Archives: Mapping

Video Mapping Competition

Just got this link on the Urban Projection Facebook Page to a Video Mapping Competition in Paris from 25th to 27th of October 2011.

Take part in the first International Video Mapping competition, which is open to artists, companies and students from all over the world: the “VLS Video Mapping Trophy“.

To be honest the trailer for the comp looks pretty cheesy so I won´t post it here but i thought it´s a good way to make a little post for the Urban Projection Facebook site, so don´t hesitate and become a fan.

The eyewriter

Free Art and Technology (FAT), OpenFrameworks and the Graffiti Resarch Lab: Tempt1, Evan Roth, Chris Sugrue, Zach Lieberman,Theo Watson and James Powderly have teamed-up with a legendary LA graffiti writer, publisher and activist, named TEMPTONE. Tempt1 was diagnosed with ALS in 2003, a disease which has left him almost completely physically paralyzed… except for his eyes. This international team is working together to create a low-cost, open source eye-tracking system that will allow ALS patients to draw using just their eyes. The long-term goal is to create a professional/social network of software developers, hardware hackers, urban projection artists and ALS patients from around the world who are using local materials and open source research to creatively connect and make eye art.

http://www.eyewriter.org/




Here and now

Some more mapping here…Great interactive installation with dance performance by Klaus Obermaier. Check out his Youtube profile for more videos on different projects.

“Here and now” was also shown at the Ruhrlights Festival which took place at several places around Dortmund, Germany, in September 2010. Hopefully it will happen again in 2011. In the meantime you could have a look at the many projects and installations from last year here.

Still hungry for more mapping clips? Have a look at the “Video Mapping Blog” for more stunning examples.

Mapping Festival 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

The 2010 edition of the Mapping Festival held in Geneva, Switzerland brought over 10,000 people in 10 days from all across the globe, it has become the largest specialized international event  and represents the work of artist who share a passion for real time images.

The festival comprises everything from lectures, conferences, live a/v performances, workshops, exhibitions, video installations, vjcontest and crazy parties with live DJ/VJ sets.

www.mappingfestival.ch/2011

 

It was the introduction of madmapper wich provides a simple and easy tool for mapping projections, demystifying the process and allowing the artist to focus on creating content.
It runs on syphon and can be use with Modul8, Quartz Composer, VDMX 5, OpenFrameworks, MaxMsp / Jitter, Processing (soon), Resolume, Isadora.

www.madmapper.com

Anti VJ at the St Gervais Mapping Festival 2010

Great show from Anti VJ at the St Gervais Mapping Festival 2010 at Geneve (06. – 16.05.2010). At their website you can find more clips from this years festival as well as an application form for next years event that will take place from 19th to 29th May 2011.

If you want to see more from Anti VJ go here, and if you can´t get enough of mapping techniques you should definitly have a look at the vimeo group vimappingeo!

Nerdworking – A creative collective from Istanbul

Back in July I got a mail to a nice big scale projection done by the creative collective “Nerdworking” in Istanbul. It was called “YEKPARE” and this is their short explanation:”Yekpare” is a storyteller which narrates the 8500 year story of Istanbul. The story embraces symbols from Pagans to Roman Empire, from Byzantine Empire to Latin Empire, and finally from Ottoman Empire to Istanbul at the present day.” for more info just follow the vimeo link.

‘YEKPARE’ (monolithic) from nerdworking on Vimeo.

A few days ago I got another mail with a link to a pretty nice indoor mapping projection made by the same collective. Check the video below and follow the vimeo link for more info. If you like the idea of putting together real objects and projection with the help of mapping techniques like in the example below just klick on the “mapping” link in the “categories” section on the right.

“NARKULE” (indoor mapping) from nerdworking on Vimeo.

Lightstrive

Lightstrive

Back in 2004 Marc Hoepfel from Germany did some nice projections during the Olympic Games 2004 in the city of Athens.

“Lightstrive is a projection in the street. A building is lit by a fast moving light source which seems to bounce in front of the facade. Although it´s light makes jutties and balconies cast dancing shadows which keep sheering in changing directions there is no moving light source to be seen. The only real light source is a video projector opposite the building.”…read more on his website.

AntiVJ – amazing live work

I really like this one! Especially because it was made live. This is what he wrotes: “This is a short video I made yesterday. The idea is to project some live visuals on a building, and also play with the existing elements (doors, windows..) and light up elements separatly, in rythm with the music. Not perfectly in time, but this is live ! :)” Movie and more here.

Projection by Crustea