22.10.13

Projection mapping meets robotics in 'The Box'

A San Francisco arts and engineering collective has combined projection mapping, robotics and software engineering to create a mesmerising live performance. Bot & Dolly said it "produced the work to serve as both an artistic statement and technical demonstration". "The Box" video shows a live performance captured entirely on camera with no effects added after.

Robotic arms were used to suspend two 2D screens. Two projectors fire onto the screens to create the amazing effects seen in the video.

The creators of the video said the technology had the potential to “radically transform theatrical presentations and define new genres of expression”.

They described The Box as an: “artistic statement and technical demonstration" that explores "the synthesis of real and digital space through projection mapping on moving surfaces”.