If you're someone who consistently feels like canvases are never big enough, we bear visual treats. In the video below, you'll see the breathtaking grand finale of the Branchage Film Festival in Jersey, UK. Basically the entire island of St. Aubin's Fort, located off the other Jersey shore, was turned into a vibrant, moving work of art.
The visual marvel, a collaboration between projection mappers QED Productions, immersive animation studio The NOVAK Collective and sound artists Radiophonic Workshop, is truly a sight plucked from a sci-fi fantasy. Visions of historical stock footage, intermingled with clips from "Doctor Who," yield a radiant, ever-morphing sight that engulfs the entire landscape.
"We tried to keep the work vibrant and stimulating," NOVAK creative director Elliot Thomson told The Creators Project. "Making the island come out of the sea, and covering the castle into scenes which were totally opposite to the aesthetic of the Fort. Fantastical environments and juxtapositions."
Twenty thousand lumen projectors and five kilometers of fiber multi-core cables later, the dreamy artistic idea became a reality. In a statement, QED Director Paul Wigfield explained: "We will be projecting simultaneously from many different positions on the fort and on the shore, all connected by several kilometers of fibre-optic cabling, including a 600-meter link under the sea. Nothing like this has ever been attempted before."
The result is a hallucinatory 25 minutes of moving lights, shapes and colors that transforms a floating land mass into something out of a fantastical video game. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.