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: