icelandic church video mapping by marcos zotes icelandic church video mapping by marcos zotes
mar 19, 2012

icelandic church video mapping by marcos zotes

‘rafmögnuð náttúra’ by marcos zotes image by jón oskar hauksson

artist and architect, marcos zotes, of new york city, has shared with designboom his new work, ‘rafmögnuð náttúra’. the video-mapping installation was a temporary, site-specific work which appropriated the facade of hallgrímskirkja, the largest church of iceland, and enhanced the building with color and movement moderated by the use of a midi controller. through the interaction of shapes and light with this static structure, the icelandic landmark became a dynamic visual experience, having engaged passers-by in the public space, drawn in by the large projections and sound. the projections upon the front of the church had been adapted to incorporate the formation of the existing facade.

‘rafmögnuð náttúra’ was exhibited at the reykjavik winter lights festival 2012 in iceland february 9-12th and included a live performance of the icelandic band, for a minor reflection.

‘rafmögnuð náttúra by marcos zotes / timelapse’ by metacitizen

‘rafmögnuð náttúra by marcos zotes’ is a short documentary by orkusalan

‘the intention is to challenge the audience’s spatial perception with an installation that blurs the boundaries between dance, film and architecture.’ -marcos zotes.

‘rafmögnuð náttúra’ by marcos zotes and thessia machado image by jón oskar hauksson

‘rafmögnuð náttúra’ by marcos zotes and chris jordan image by kristjan söebeck

‘rafmögnuð náttúra’ by marcos zotes and coco karol image by jón oskar hauksson

‘rafmögnuð náttúra’ by marcos zotes image by ragnar th sigurðsson

‘rafmögnuð náttúra’ by marcos zotes and noa younse image by hallgrimur p helgasson

for more information, visit rafmögnuð náttúra.

project info: ‘rafmögnuð náttúra’ was conceived by architect and artist marcos zotes and created in collaboration with chris jordan, thessia machado, noa younse, andrea dart, steven tsai, coco karol, azmi mert erdem and raghul sridharan.

concept and art direction: marcos zotes technical direction: chris jordan animation: marcos zotes, thessia machado, noa younse, andrea dart, steven tsai, chris jordan choreography and dance performance: coco karol videography: azmi mert erdem special effects: raghul sridharan project management: marcos zotes, gerður sveinsdóttir music: for a minor reflection photography: enki

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