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Bioluminescent Projection Mapping

Artists Friedrich van Schoor and Tarek Mawad took to the forests with a projector, animation suite and DSLR to capture nature in a way that stretches the bounds of ordinary woodlands.
Artists Friedrich van Schoor and Tarek Mawad took to the forests with a projector, animation suite and DSLR to capture nature in a way that stretches the bounds of ordinary woodlands.With six weeks, van Schoor and Mawad set up each shot before beginning animation and projecting, allowing them to create designs that mix organically with the subject, whether it be a frog, mushroom or branch. By choosing plants and creatures a bit out of the ordinary, the glowing animations are able to create an other-worldly forest that veers more into the supernatural than the Smokey the Bear territory. Personifying each piece of the forest with its own colors and movement, the pair masterfully mapped projections on surfaces that are nowhere near the usual flat, wide surfaces we see in projection pieces. No surface is too small or impermanent it seems. The result is a “bioluminescent forest” that inspires; with a new take on achieving projection mapping, it awes the viewer by effectively guiding you through a forest you thought was only accessible by eating some of the magic mushrooms they feature.Check out their Behind-the-Scenes video here to see how they did it!
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