|Clients:||Electric Playhouse |
& City of Albuquerque
|Date:||January 3rd, 2020|
|Role:||Digital Media Artist|
Ecosystem Illuminated is a celebration of the species and spaces that make New Mexico unique. Patterns inspired by native flora and fauna illuminated the facade of the historic KiMo Theater for one night as a part of the Lighten UP ABQ Projection festival, prompting viewers to take action and join together to create a future where we all can thrive.
The piece was presented as the opening night of the LightenUP ABQ projection mapping festival hosted by Electric Playhouse and the City of Albuquerque.
In January of 2020, Electric Playhouse, The City of Albuquerque, and Epson sponsored a city-wide projection mapping event. Every weekend for 5 weeks, a different artist and artwork were projected onto a city landmark which was open to the public culminating at the grand opening event for Electric Playhouse.
Each artist was asked to designed to create a piece of work responding to the following prompt:
“Energy, Light, Community, Sustainability & Play. The city is alive with the energy of the future – powered by a sustainable ecosystem and the playful enthusiasm of its people.”
Inspired by this theme, my proposal was to illuminate the historic KiMo Theater, paying homage to the natural patterns found around the beautiful state of New Mexico.
The roughly 3 minute long piece was constructed and rendered within Adobe After Effects. It focuses on 5 species of New Mexico namely, Aspen Trees, Cactus Flowers, Douglass Fir, Rio Grande Silvery Minnow, and the Gila Trout.
The night of the presentation, we utilized MadMapper to warp and mask the projection content. Two Epson Laser Projectors were stacked in order to maximize the brightness across the front of the building.