Category Archives: Big Budget

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.

Beware of the GOD

Got a mail today from Deborah Kelly who did cloud projections with a large scale projector and the slogan “Beware of the GOD” back in 2006. She redid these projections at the Singapore Biennale 2008.

Back then the New York Times wrote: ”

SINGAPORE — Like the giant Batman sign projected into the night skies of Gotham City, the text “Beware of the God” suddenly appeared in the Singaporean sky mid-September. The 30-minute projection, repeated over several nights, was the work of Deborah Kelly, part of the opening week of the Singapore Biennale 2008.

While the Australian artist said the work had a serious subtext, warning of the confluences of religion and politics, she added that it also aimed to “entirely disarm the audience so you don’t go ‘Oh more art’; you go, ‘What is that? It’s a miracle!

For more information and pictures go here.

Nike Gold at CCTV Tower

End of May 2008 Nike did some really large projections at the CCTV Tower, Beijing, China. The size is quite impressive, it´s hard just to imagine how big this building is. Compared to the skyline and the buildings in the back it´s just giant.

Using a slideshow different chinese athletes and ornaments have been projected on the futuristic architecture of the CCTV Building. Watch a Youtube Video here.

More Events

Modus Operandi art consultants curated “Light Up Queen Street 05/06 “, an annual programme of external lighting, video and sound commissions for the City of London.

“Illuminating York”
This winter York will be more beautiful in the evening than ever before. Many of the city’s most treasured buildings will be bathed in light so that everyone can explore and enjoy York as much by night as by day. Read more.

If you´re staying somewhere around Brussel have a look at “TOUCH” – an urban interactive installation by LAb[au] from 26 December 2006 until 15 January 2007 every day between 17H00 and 01H00 on the Dexia Tower and place Rogier in Brussels, Belgium. Have a look at the Livestream.

“Touch” in Brussels

Under Scan

UNDER SCAN by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is definetly Big Budget (110 000 Lumen) but a wonderful, interesting work. Have a look at the showreel.

It is a large-scale public art project commissioned by the East Midlands Development Agency in England. Thousands of “video-portraits” taken in Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Northampton and Nottingham will be projected onto the ground of the main squares and pedestrian thoroughfares of these cities. At first, the portraits will not be visible because the space will be flooded by white light coming from the world’s most powerful projector.

As people walk around the area, their shadow will be cast on the floor, revealing the video-portraits. The short video sequences begin with the subjects in a still position turned away from the camera. As they appear within pedestrians’ shadows, their bodies move and their heads turn to look straight at the pedestrian, potentially giving rise to an interesting range of interactions.

When a shadow moves away from a portrait, the portrait likewise reacts by losing interest and looking away. With the assistance of a large team of developers, ArtReach production and Stage Right staging.

If you liked Under Scan, check out the video for an earlier work done by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: body movies

Under Scan