Projection Mapping In The Arts

The arts create new and exciting worlds for our imagination to escape to. Video Projection Mapping is a space where new technology is being developed every second and it can truly make these worlds come alive. 

As The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time reaches its final three months on the West End, now is an excellent time to have a look at projection mapping in the arts. Here’s our list of the top creators in the space. 

Video Projection Mapping is a projection technique where specialised software is used to warp and mask the projected image to make it fit perfectly onto irregularly shaped surfaces. The end result can be a dynamic projection. Structures can shift and change, and environments can be given life and movement which would have otherwise been impossible.

It can be done with everything from shoes…

buildings…

or even planes.

It can be used in dance…

and to create the set.

(A new play by 59productions)

Our final example really thinks ‘outside the box’… Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping on moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera. It’s the perfect combination of physical technology and creative projection. The human interaction with the physical machines is beautiful and hypnotic.

Video projection mapping is another great example of a technology that enhances the artistic expression and creates new ways of building cultural experiences. Keep an eye out for more happening in this space – we know we will!