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night time city safari — November 29, 2015

night time city safari

SAFARI URBAIN is the name of this series of photographs representing animal portrait makeovers projected on facades and buildings of the French capital. The artist, Julien Nonnon, invites you to wander at night in the city. In September, passersby of picturesque buildings in Paris encountered this ‘urban safari’. Images of smartly-dressed wildlife temporarily illuminated the city’s structures and surfaces at night. The series of short-lived souvenirs included ‘hip’ animals donning unusual outfits, like a cheetah clothed in a bomber jacket or a very dapper eagle sporting a suit and tie. Each of the figures was named after the streets they inhabited, which included the flannel-wearing ‘Lemur of Montmartre’ and smoking ‘Shepherd of Clignancourt.’ I particularly loved ‘the Koala of Lowendal’ with the Eiffel in the distance. The images also recently featured in Orlando…

I think this kind of imagery would fit in beautifully around Brisbane’s cityscape. The alleys of Fortitude Valley, Southbank, the cliffs of Kangaroo Point. Got any ideas? #BigBrightBrisbane
Actually, the whole concept is remarkably similar to the campaign that is current for Queenslad Tourism; animal portraits.

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paddle through waves of pixels — November 28, 2015

paddle through waves of pixels

Miguel CHEVALIER Pixels Wave 2015 Singapore from Claude Mossessian on Vimeo.

Similat to Chevalier’s creation of ‘digital arabesques 2015′, this generative and interactive installation is also influenced by moroccan culture. See you on the dance floor!

jungle book, brisbane story? —

jungle book, brisbane story?

Visual artist Julien NONNON curates some suave installations. They are graffiti-esque in that they cover beautiful architectural buildings, yet their presence is fleeting. They are only visible for the night of the projection or when seen in the captured photographic prints. The process allows him to combine street art, kinetic installations, digital creations and video-mapping. Showing the desire to see his works in the street, he developed his own tools allowing him therefore to project his creations in any location that inspires him. I’ve included below here one of his urban safari series videos which were projected around the Parisian cityscape at night. I reckon the story Bridge might be just the sort of bridge you might like to meet one of those cool cats or maybe just an oversized frilly lizard.

#BigBrightBrisbane Bridges

The Lion of Jaurès from Julien NONNON on Vimeo.

story-bridge_Under the brige.com

socia-tability – projecting in technicolour — November 27, 2015

socia-tability – projecting in technicolour

Another of Miguel Chevalier’s mesmerising artworks. Previously I have been amazed by his light installations which respond to movement under the viewer’s step. In these new touchy feely table-tops, the same concept is adapted to morph and react to imagery at a height where hands can get lost exploring slippery, undulating pixels. It’s kinda like op art-meets surrealism-meets renaissance-but very now. Just wonder where I get a swimming pool like this? Or am I dreaming in technicolour?

Miguel Cheveleir – Socia-Tability – La Table des Convivialités from Claude Mossessian on Vimeo.

cambridge uni chapel gets extra spiritual — November 25, 2015

cambridge uni chapel gets extra spiritual

It may not have taken as long as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel though it’s on a par with its mesmerising beauty. Apparently, it’s the first time that the university’s invited an artist to make a work of art in the chapel.

Miguel CHEVALIER Dear World… Yours, Cambridge from Claude Mossessian on Vimeo.
Miguel Chevalier creates an immersive environment made up of thousands of constellations. Viewers become bathed in light and the mystery of the universe. In the same spirit, relating to stephen hawking’s research about black holes, each of the projections entices audiences into the imaginative atmosphere where science meets spirituality.

miguel chevalier_king’s college chapel_OrangeFor more detail and imagery, see here.

The site-specific installation highlights the architecture of the 16th century Chapel through light and highlights the high technicality of the cathedral’s fan vaults, one of the finest examples of late Perpendicular Gothic English architecture. The soft light and the wealth of colours from the digital installation is in resonance also with the light from the stained glass windows. The installation gives the building life before our eyes, creating an unprecedented visual experience.

This digital installation is a celebration of the open-mindedness and the highness of research of Cambridge University.

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racing extinction: projecting change — November 17, 2015

racing extinction: projecting change

Racing Extinction follows a team of activists on a mission to expose the two largest threats to biodiversity – the international wildlife trade and society’s growing carbon footprint. This great read highlights the full extent of the sad future (hint: use your s + d keys to move up and down).

projection mapping takes the stage again — November 15, 2015

projection mapping takes the stage again

A meticulous and pretty special light projection on the outside of the Russian Bolshoi Theatre. The one that’s usually famous for its ballet. Also, for a look at some of the best ever examples of p.m. it is is definitely worth looking at this very well researched article which features 9 other inspirational egs:
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/18/tech/innovation/the-best- -in-the-world/

techno birds get even funkier! — November 9, 2015

techno birds get even funkier!

This is fun to watch. It’s sort of like techno origami meets primitive jungle! The bottom movie explains the technical dedication involved in the creation.

BIRDMASK Visuals from Neal Coghlan on Vimeo.

And more recently from the same artist:

3Arena // ASZYK – The Pink One (Super-Wide) from Neal Coghlan on Vimeo.

I really think this style of animation would translate brilliantly as projection mapping installations…Similar to the Empire State Building Endangered Species campaign.

BIRDMASK Visuals // Live Setup from Neal Coghlan on Vimeo.

projecting change: NEW YORK empire state building — October 30, 2015

projecting change: NEW YORK empire state building

Sky-high lions. Manta rays, 40 stories high. Blue whales swimming hundreds of feet above the city streets. Giant toucans in an urban jungle. The new film: Racing Exctinction. tackles some big issues. This projection mapping event on one of the world’s most iconic buildings is part of a movement to preserve the natural treasures of our planet. You can join the race to save these species at racingextinction.com

Projecting Change: Empire State Building from Obscura Digital on Vimeo.

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