Bucharest parliament video mapping piece live.

A Staggering Art Display Transforms a Huge Building in Front of 40,000 People (Video)

A Staggering Art Display Transforms a Huge Building in Front of 40,000 People (Video)

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Oct. 4 2016 1:53 PM

Art Writ Huge

A staggering display transforms a huge building in front of 40,000 people.

40,000 Minds Bending
Wow. Just wow.

Limelight 3d Projection Mapping

Above is the astonishing winning entry in the 2016 iMapp Bucharest international Video Mapping Competition. The concept of video mapping is simple enough: Essentially, moving images are projected onto the side of a building. But the dazzling result, in this case on the 23,000-square-meter Romanian Parliament in Bucharest, shows the hidden complexity of this art form.

The piece, by Limelight 3d Projection Mapping, is called “Interconnection,” and it took Limelight almost three months to create. The work involves 104 video projectors, and 40,000 people witnessed the spectacle live.

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Those are just numbers, though. There’s no way to quantify the jaw-dropping imagination at work, except by the prizes Limelight took home: They won both the Jury’s Choice and the Audience Award.