Due to the rising popularity of projection mapping, more and more people are becoming interested in the makers and the basic techniques behind the work. Who are these artists and what is projection mapping all about? Last week the young Belgian filmmaker Dane Luttik released a short documentary called ‘Augmented Reality-Projection mapping’, in which he offers you an introduction to the world of projection mapping. Three influential artists share their thoughts on their work and the scene. Next to usual suspect Joanie Lemercier (ANTI VJ), the up-and-coming Belgian artist Jean-Michel Verbeeck (Konstruktiv) shares the fundamentals skills he uses to create projection mapping installations. We see short fragments of his work ‘Innovates’, which he presented at FIBER Festival 2012.
While the artists, techniques and festivals presented by Luttik are not new to experts, fans and professionals, it is still a neat and enjoyable introduction into the world of mapping. We think it’s nice to see the low-tech approach (overhead projectors and live drawing) Lemercier uses to teach children the principles of mapping.
Featured projects are:
3Destruct (AntiVJ 2011) / Nuits sonores (AntiVJ 2009) / Mécaniques Discursives (Legoman 2012) / St Gervais (AntiVJ 2010) / EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL (Joanie Lemercier – AntiVJ 2012) / Enghien (AntiVJ – 2009) / Hexastruct (Jean-Michel Verbeeck) / Quantum (Jean-Michel Verbeeck)
Jean Michel Verbeeck