“”Yekpare” is a storyteller which narrates the 8500 year story of Istanbul. The story embraces symbols from Pagans to Roman Empire, from Byzantine Empire to Latin Empire, and finally from Ottoman Empire to Istanbul at the present day.
Haydarpaşa Train Station, with its brilliant architectural forms, is the building on which the story is projected. The connection between middle east to west has been provided by Istanbul and Haydarpaşa since 1906. In the 50’s it served as a door for millions of internal emigrants who have triggered the chaos in Istanbul’s dialectical daily life scenes.The project’s conceptual, political and geographical positioning, the location’s depth of field and the fact that the entire show can be watched from Kadıköy coast; make “Yekpare” a dramatic presentation.
The first day of the performance also marks the 47th deathday of Nazım Hikmet Ran, the famous Turkish poet. We started out with a quote from his epic novel, “Human Landscapes from My Country”: “At Haydarpaşa Train Station, in the spring of 1941, it is three o’clock. Sun, exhaustion and rush lay on the stairs…”
Art Direction & Visuals:
Deniz Kader – Candaş Şişman
Music & Sound Design:
Technical support : Alican Aktürk – Refik Anadol ( griduo.com)
Modelling: Gökhan Uzun – Can Dinlenmiş (prospektif.org)”
“Saturday the 9th October, Evan Grant’s Seeper collective
mapped the IAC building in Chelsea, New York, NY.
The video giant art project was made to celebrate the
opening of the the awards afterparty held in the foyer of the IAC building.”
“We set out to create a one of a kind public art experience, a projection mapping installation for multiple surfaces and multiple dimensions. With a hand picked team of artists and sponsorship by Senovva, something incredible emerged.
Unfolding like an animated modern Botticelli painting, flowing above our heads and spreading outwards
in every direction, “As Above, So Below” immersed viewers in the architecture of the Manhattan Bridge. Audiences physically entered the story and explored the shimmering surface as it ignited with messages and symbols.
This originally conceived video mapping project was a challenge offered to a group of artists from varying backgrounds. Led by digital arts pioneers Farkas Fulop and Ryan Uzilevsky, with post production support by Sina Taherkhani, the group created a one-of-a-kind experience. Adding to the fun were Artists Simon Anaya, John Parker, Richard Jochum and Johnny Moreno. The final projection utilized over 25,000 square feet of architectural canvas, and ultimately won “Best In Show” at the Dumbo Arts Festival.
This production tested every technique in image-making conceivable in the short time frame, including stop motion animation, and the suspension of over twenty performance artists from fly wires at sixteen feet off the ground.
Leo Kuelb is responsible for securing the site and bringing the original team together. He also put together a great international video art showcase between screenings of “As Above, So Below.”
Soundtrack by Daft Punk”
“NuFormer develops high-skill 3D video mapping projections. These 3D projections will be custom-made to fit any specific building and will be exposed by a battery of powerful projectors.
Please note that this is a simulation which shows the creative possibilities”
“Vision Impossible was asked to do a mapping project in one of Berlin’s most prestigious locations; the Alte Stadthaus.
The occasion was a dinner for the business partners of a big company from Central Europe.
The projection movie has two parts. In the first part we wanted the audience to experience the extraodinary history of Berlin from 1910 to 1990. The fall of the Wall has a special meaning to the audience since it offered free enterprise and liberty to the people who used to live behind the Iron Curtain. Continue reading
“JR exhibits his photographs in the biggest art gallery on the planet. His work is presented freely in the streets of the world, catching the attention of people who are not museum visitors. His work mixes Art and Action; it talks about commitment, freedom, identity and limit.”