You turn your back for one second, and some technology you’ve paid less attention to flies off into the space age. Case in point is projection-mapping, which is featured in this short film that explores the synthesis of real and digital space through mapping onto moving surfaces. Documenting a remarkable live performance captured entirely on camera, 'Box' is pure, unadulterated eye candy.
According to the producers, Bot & Dolly, the work serves as both an artistic statement and a technical demonstration. It’s also: ‘the culmination of multiple technologies, including large scale robotics, projection mapping, and software engineering.’ And even though the pristine sleekness of the projected images seem a little too good to be true, there is, as far as we can tell, no digital, post-production trickery involved.
Bot & Dolly furthermore believe that the methodology has tremendous potential to radically transform theatrical presentations, and define new genres of expression. Based on this rather convincing show of strength, we’re inclined to agree. Partially, of course, because they included a stirring Athur C. Clarke (the man responsible for the 2001: A Space Odyssey and hence the name TMA-1) quote at the end.
Hold on to your jaws.