10 reasons to take part of TAVA2018 workshops: Projection Mapping

The summer solstice – the most beautiful time in Estonia – has arrived. During the period of celebration of light the sunlight’s embrace will be the most intense, until colorful springtime along darkness and the second architectural lighting and light art festival Tartu in Light | TAVA2018 arrives.

If you’re still not sure about taking part then the following information is for you!

Preparations for TAVA2016 opening ceremony at Tartu Uus Teater. Photo: Annika Haas

Our workshop head Alyona Movko outlined 10 reasons why you should participate to the mapping workshop, have a look:

  1. You think that the world needs creativity.

  2. You think that you’re not an artist, but you can recall that during your childhood you were defining yourself so

  3. There is always something to add in your imagination when looking at some object that visually excites you.

  4. You are passionate about architecture and the possibility to play with it is a dream project for you.

  5. You like to see children play with a projected fish even on a wall of a supermarket.

  6. You think that projection mapping is near to a nuclear science when speaking of technical complexity.

  7. You didn’t know that there are at least 5 waysto create a content in projection mapping.

  8. You will learn what are the possibilities of projection mapping as an art form and as a designer’s additional layer of a physical surface.

  9. You will learn to realistically estimate the time, resources and costs for a project.

  10. You are not afraid of experimenting and have a real willing to do this.

The mapping workshop will take place from the 20th ´till the 22nd of October 2018 in Tartu, Estonia (Atlantise Maja, 1st floor black-box). It intends to give the participants an overview of the different possibilities to create a 3D – live installation through the technique called “projection mapping”.

TAVA2016 opening ceremony. Mick Pedaja's performing music from his debut album "To the Light", accompanied by nature-inspired visuals by Alyona Movko. Photo: Annika Haas

Projection mapping uses everyday video projectors, but instead of projecting on a flat screen, light is mapped onto any surface, turning common objects of any 3D shape into interactive displays. It is a technical process, wrapping projected virtual content around a real-world object, much like a second skin of light.

The workshop will be a comprehensive introduction to the tools and methods to create these illusions, as well as an approach to ideas and concepts for such projects, based on an example created collectively during the classes.

For more information on the mapping workshop visit our website. Register here!

If the workshops are too much but the topic seems interesting, then make sure to get your tickets for TAVA2018 international Lighting Design and Light Art Conference (25.-26.10) and/or save the dates (25.-28.10) to experience the open-air installations of the Lightpath in Tartu Old Town. See you at TAVA2018!