This is an artwork that will bring London’s most famous buildings to life.
We will employ a technique called ‘video mapping‘ to create the illusion that a building is alive, animated and moving.
It will explore the people and moments that have ‘moved’ the building in a massive spectacle with wonder, humour and fascination.
Combining ‘spectacle’ with ‘content’ we will create an emotional empathy between audience and building.
“We wish to bring an emotive narrative of more complex content, with subtle spectacle- as an entertainment for large audiences.The art of projected 2D image developed on 3D software, called ‘Video Mapping’ is moving forward. We have invited artists who animate the inanimate, across several creative disciplines, chosen for their ‘moving image’, art installations, VJ and animation, empathy with broad audiences, subtle understanding of visual signalling, and power to “animate the inanimate”.
Artists: John Waters, Pippilotti Rist, Shirin Nishat, Andy Serkis, Clint Dyer, Claire Denis, Tony Oursler, Carlos Acosta, Todd Haynes, Wim Wenders, Fraser Ayres, Jenny Sealey, Barbara Kruger, Chris Cunningham, Simon Elliott, Auro Foxcroft and Todd Solondz. All share an ability to capture sensuous, visceral, enthusiastic human expressiveness.
The National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe wish to host the artwork.
It will play for one week at each location. We are also seeking additional venues.
The artwork will take place during the Cultural Olympiad.
We are seeking an Olympic sponsor to fund this project.