visualSKIN project ghost ship hologram along amsterdam canal
 
visualSKIN project ghost ship hologram along amsterdam canal
dec 18, 2014

visualSKIN project ghost ship hologram along amsterdam canal


visualSKIN project ghost ship hologram along amsterdam canal
all images © janus van den eijnden

 

 

 

for this edition of the amsterdam light festival, romanian architecture collective visualSKIN builds upon the martime history of the city by projecting an eerie apparition along the surface of the surrounding water. ‘ghost ship’ is an illusion of a 3-dimensional, 17th century boat, rendered by two intersecting planar projections — beamed onto vertical, perpendicular planes of water.

 

with a specialization in the creation of additional, optical dimensions, the four young creators have been able to materialize not only nocturnal mirage in the low-lit urban landscape but also a retro-futuristic hologram, simply using water curtains and old-fashioned stage lights. the wind plays an important role in achieving the dreamy and haunting quality  — when it picks up and blows against the arching streams of water, the image wavers, appearing to the viewer as sort of tactile magnetic field.

VisualSKIN reveals 17th century ghost ship along amsterdam canal
‘ghost ship’ is an illusion of a 3-dimensional, 17th century boat, rendered by two intersecting planar projections

VisualSKIN reveals 17th century ghost ship along amsterdam canal
the projection is anchored in front of amsterdam center for architecture and the national maritime museum

VisualSKIN reveals 17th century ghost ship along amsterdam canal
stage lights illuminate the projection by night

VisualSKIN reveals 17th century ghost ship along amsterdam canal
the architects materialize a nocturnal mirage in the low-lit urban landscape

visualSKIN project ghost ship hologram along amsterdam canal
the image wavers with the movement of the wind

 

 


ghost ship — 3D simulation
video courtesy of visualSKIN

 

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