An appropriate follow up to yesterdays post: The artist Bego M. Santiago is a vital part of the Niño Viejo is a collective. What inspires me about this Spain based collective is that they merge the usual VJing and commercial work with socially conscious art projects.
I was delighted to know that the Lunchmeat Festival in Prague invited Niño Viejo to do a special installation. I had performed at the first edition of Lunchmeat last year. It had produced one of the most memorable audio visual installation type performances I have ever seen.
While we are very strict about who is able to use the MadMapper prior to its release an exception was made and we are very happy with the results.
Sergi Palau of Niño Viejo writes:
The Lunchmeat Festival from Prague invited NiñoViejo this ddition for a 2 weeks residency to make a project for the festival.
Our project consisted of 16 panel, 3 meters tall and 1 meter wide with separations separated in-between them, so that they worked like independent screens and completely covered the back of the stage.
The images that we projected were on the human body in movement and mapping the panels we could use them like a complete screen or 16 independent ones that allowed us to deconstruct and then construct these bodies in movement.
With 3 projectors and a matrox triplehead we could cover the 16 panels, and with MadMapper we could map all these panels in many different ways with the result that with the same image we have several different looks: sometimes seeing the complete and normal picture acros the 16 panels, another times deconstructing the picture, fragmenting and repeating, in mirror, like a kaleidoscope, a videomosaic, etc.
Madmapper turned out to be a tool of incredible facility and versatility of handling and configuration, and, simultaneously, of a superb performance, since you could infinitely repeat the mapped quads without affecting the performance of the videos even working with high resolutions.
As you all know by now, the official release is set for May 26th at this years edition of the Mapping Festival. We are looking forward to this date just as much as you.