16.01.18

World Masters of Projection Mapping gets underway, finalists revealed

Boat on water with lights behind at Amsterdam Light Festival 2016
Amsterdam Light Festival 2016

The finalists in this February’s World Masters of Projection Mapping - staged in Amsterdam and culminating in the winner being crowned during ISE - have been revealed.

World Masters of Projection Mapping finalists are Geert Mul; Alida Dors and Manuel Rodrigues; Telcosystems; Florian and Michael Quistrebert; and Eder Santos.

Content from the finalists started being projected on to Amsterdam’s EYE Filmmuseum façade on January 14 and will run for three weeks as part of the competition run by Amsterdam Light Festival, Integrated Systems Events and RAI Amsterdam. In the final week the 3D projections will also be shown on an adjacent water screen. 

Twelve Panasonic projectors have been positioned all around the building and pontoons moored in the river for the water screen. 

Projections will be accompanied by audio through radio frequency FM 88.4 on February 8 and 9 via audio sets available on the quaysides adjacent to the EYE Fimmuseum and near Central Station. Canal boat cruises are also available, leaving from the RAI Harbour during ISE 2018.

The international jury will come together on February 8 before an Awards Showcase takes place at the RAI Amsterdam on February 9, the last day of the ISE show. 

Background on the artists:

Geert Mul - For over 25 years Mul has been exploring the possibilities of poetry in the language of new (data-based) media. Mul’s practice engages the broader public through audio visual performances and commissioned artworks in public spaces. His installations have been showcased in numerous museums for modern art including the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.  

Alida Dors and Manuel Rodrigues - Alida Dors is the artistic director of dance company BackBone. BackBone uses dance to address societal issues and bring different groups together. Rodrigues is a graphic designer and film artist. He treats and manipulates elements from the visual world as dances, in which image and sound become inextricably linked.

Telcosystems - (Gideon Kiers, David Kiers and Lucas van der Velden). In their work the trio research the relationship between the behaviour of programmed numerical logic and the human perception of this behaviour. This leads to the creation of immersive audio visual installations which are shown through various media and live performances. Their work has been featured in museums and festivals such as Ars Electronica, International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Holland Festival.

Florian and Michael Quistrebert - The duo create ‘optical canvasses’ and video showing angular patterns in which symmetry and reflections are recurring themes. Using a variety of material and techniques they seek to reinvent modernism, futurism and optical art.

Eder Santos - Santos, a pioneer of multimedia art in Brazil, is recognised worldwide for developing hybrid projects that mix visual arts, cinema, theatre, video, and new media. His works belong to the permanent collections of the MoMA in New York and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, two of the largest contemporary art museums in the world.