Seasoned projection artist Legoman, known for his layering of screens and collaborations with AntiVJ is one of the fortunate few who has had access to testing early alpha versions of MadMapper.
After receiving these images interviewed him briefly about his experience using the MadMapper in relation the the images.
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md8: What what ideas you were trying to explore with the project?
Legoman: It was just a small unpretentious VJset. The evening was organized in a train station without any infrastructure for video, nothing to hang something from the ceiling and without a big budget. The idea was to find a easy way to integrate video into the site without needing a complicated and expensive technical system. Therefore we chose to project onto the ceiling with 2 wery wide angle projectors placed on the ground.
md8: How did the MadMapper help you?
Legoman: The ceiling was composed of square tiles. To successfully integrate video into the place, we needed to map these tiles to create a kind of “video mosaic.” MadMapper helped us to quickly create this mosaic, correct the distortions of perspective, and make different presets of tiles. Without MadMapper it it would have been very hard to do that as quickly and efficiently.
The result was artistically very interesting and surprising. The sofware has allowed us to very well integrated in the place visuals not created especially for this event.
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The point best illustrated in this article is how easy it is to create mappings with the MadMapper while using your existing content within Modul8. Creating something truly site specific still takes a lot of work, and that is true in most cases anyway, the MadMapper does allow for a more spontaneous mode of exploring this fast growing area of projection art.