Projection Mapping Brings Apollo to Life

Projection Mapping Brings Apollo to Life

French media and production studio BK Digital Art Company brings to life the floating bust of Greek god Apollo. The installation, entitled, ‘Golem x Apollo’ uses projection mapping to animate the ancient god of music, poetry and prophesy. The sculpture sits affixed on a base in darkness before being lit with animated blinking eyes and divine expressions.

As artistic director of BK Digital Art Company, Arnaud Pottier said: “Golem is an installation using an antique sculpture and video to create the uncanny feelings. Instilling the living and the human in the non-human, this work questions the deception of the virtualized image of the living and our empathy for a picture of the reconstructed body, in short the sensitive border between virtual reality and virtuality real.”

Here’s a behind the scenes look at how the famous Greek statue came to life:

GOLEM x APOLLO // wip prototype #2 from BK I Digital art company on Vimeo.

[Source: InAVate]

Rajinder Sodhi
I design, research and tinker with new sensing and display techniques (like projection mapping) to make our interactions with computers feel more natural! I've worked for Walt Disney Imagineering and Microsoft Research and made things along the way like Aireal and RoomAlive. Check em' out at rsodhi.com, @lumenra.