Stockholm’s most ambitious video mapping yet

March 19, 2012 | Posted by The MIDI Thief | Comment
Posted in event report, Mapping

This weekend Stockholm had it’s largest most ambitious facade mapping yet. I.R.I.S. is a 15 minute show by multi disciplinary artist Jesper Wachtmeister displayed on the face of the Stockholm City Museum. I was there for the Friday night premiere and I will share some clips I captured of what I think worked out well.

The different reflections of the surrounding environments was really nice and the spinning blocks of bricked wall looked good too. One of the most low tech parts was one of the most successful scenes, the drama happening in the windows (at nn:nn). It was shot in a studio with live characters behind frosted glass. We’ve seen moving blocks in video mappings over and over the last few years but the idea with the disrupted test image and the TV-ads (at nn:nn) was really nice.

The show was made in Softimage, Cinema 4D and After Effects. A D3, a Watchout video server and 3 stacked 20.000 ansi lumen Barco projectors were used to display the video on the facade. I thought the alignment of the projectors was off for the premier night causing the image to look a bit unsharp. I hope that was fixed for the saturday and sunday performance, it kind of bugged me… a lot.

The 3D scenes were created by Christian Köhler and David Enbom. I will post a better video when the documentation is available from the artists. More info here: solarisfilm.se/iris/

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