Videos

Projection on Manhattan Bridge – As Above, So Below

Posted December 1st, 2011

Digital Art, Projection Art, Videos


Amazing video! Unfolding like an animated modern Botticelli painting, flowing above our heads and spreading outwards in every direction, this work of expanded cinema titled “As Above, So Below” invited viewers into the architecture of the Manhattan Bridge. Audiences physically entered the story and explored the shimmering surface as symbols and characters unfolded around them.

This originally conceived 3D projection mapping project was a challenge offered to a group of artists from varying backgrounds. Led by digital arts pioneers Farkas Fulop and Ryan Uzilevsky, with post production support by Sina Taherkhani, the group created a one-of-a-kind experience over 25,000 square feet of animation, ultimately winning “Best In Show” at the Dumbo Arts Festival.

This production tested every technique in image-making conceivable in the short time frame, including stop motion animation, cgi, and the suspension of over twenty performance artists from wires at sixteen feet off the ground.

Leo Kuelbs is responsible for securing the site and bringing the original team together. He also put together a great multi-channel international video art showcase between screenings of “As Above, So Below.”

More videos like this at Light Harvest Studio. Also check out immersivesurfaces.com for more information.

Credits:

“As Above, So Below”

as part of “Immersive Surfaces”

Artists:
Farkas Fülöp
Ryan Uzilevsky
Simon Anaya
Sina Taherkhani
John Ensor Parker
Johnny Moreno
Richard Jochum

Visual Effects Team:
Sina Taherkhani – VFX Creative Direction

Farkas Fülöp – Visual Effects Supervisor

Simon Anaya – Video Mapping Specialist

Ryan Uzilevsky – VFX Producer

John Ensor Parker – 3D Environment Architect

James Laudicina Jr – VFX Production Manager
Isaiah Palmer – 3D VFX Artist

Kevin Bleich – 3D Programmer

Luis Valdes – VFX Artist

Paul Imperio – VFX Artist

Cory John Stoffa – VFX Artist

Filip Radonjic – VFX Artist

Paul Daniel – VFX Artist
Adam VanDine – VFX Artist
J.k. Carrington – VFX Artist

Aerialists / Movement Performers:
Malado Baldwin – Movement
Kae Burke – Aerialist
Darnell Celius – Movement
Sarah Lisette Chiesa – Movement
Iara Celest Diaz – Movement
Nahdi Gibson-Zelaya – Movement
David James – Aerialist
Jesse Lenat – Movement
Erinina Marie Ness – Aerialist
Max Pollak – Movement
Anya Sapoznihkova – Aerialist
Rachael Shane – Movement
Julianna Takacs – Aerialist
Tyler Visar Shaqiri – Aerialist
Despina Sophia Stamos – Movement
Sarah Walko – Movement

Crew:
Kevin Bleich – 3D Scanning – Web Developer
Chris Studley – Lighting Designer / Set Carpenter
Buddy Raymond – Rigger / Set Carpenter
Anya Sapozhnikova – Stunt Consultant
Marion Talan – Costume Designer
Dana Fairbairn – Script Supervisor
Darnell Celius – Production Assistant

Special Thanks:
The House of Yes
The Juilliard School
Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Columbia University
Kevin Carlisle
Katy Hamer
Amelie Zadeh
J. Peter Siriprakorn
Andrew Esterly