“Envisions” by GaiaNova & United VJs
York Castle Museum (north building),
Eye of York
26th-29th October, 6.30pm-10pm
Envisions is an original and exciting artistic creation that will bring the north façade of the Castle Museum to life using Video Projection Mapping. The work will be inspired by the former life of the 18th century building as a women’s prison and York’s rich and diverse history. Whispers from our ancestors and echoes from the people of York combine with up to the minute projection technologies and a specially developed soundtrack to create a startling and colourful journey through the city’s past.
Video Projection Mapping is the projection of 3D motion graphics in real-time onto the surface of a building or structure. The result is visually stunning as the exterior of the building will appear to come alive with animated forms, transforming into a dynamic construction. Combining the visual style of several different artists, ”Envisions” will provide the audience with a journey through local history. There will be moments of suspense, explosions and thrilling falls, as the building appears to come to life in front of the viewer. To see an example of past video projection mapping projects by United VJs visit http://www.unitedvjs.com.br/videomapping
To realise this project, the international artists United VJs will collaborate with UK based video projection design specialists GaiaNova Productions, who have been responsible for delivering many large-scale outdoor video art installations across the globe, including the 2009 Illuminating York Festival.
Envisions has been produced with the kind support of QED Productions.
Check out the website http://illuminatingyork.org.uk/the-main-event/