Cast: christina kral
"Horseraces, souks, fruits, crafts, trains, roulettes, steps, neons, roofs, and colors, colors, colors... Colors of an Old Beirut remembers a vibrant city in the 60s in an original 3D mapping animation that leaves walls longing."
Colors of an Old Beirut was specially commissioned by UFA Assurances and was projected for 6 nights during December of 2010 in Martyrs' Square, Lebanon. (ufa3DMappingEvent.com)
Colors of an old Beirut is an original piece merging exclusive footage of Beirut from the 1960s with cutting edge graphics and techniques of 3D projection mapping in a novel amalgam. In this piece commissioned by UFA Assurances, international interactive artist and MIT Media Lab graduate Ayah Bdeir collaborates with talented New York based video artist Cem Adiyaman to remember old Beirut without being regretful or nostalgic. On the contrary, colors of an old Beirut seeks to immerse the audience in an illusion of time-travel through an animated building, and leaves walls, windows and bricks longing for a palette whose hints are behind us, yet still around us. The piece is designed to, and accompanied by dramatic acoustic music by Paris-based Lebanese rapper Rayess Bek.
art direction and animation: Ayah Bdeir and Cem Adiyaman
video by: Cem Adiyaman
For a series of of studio visits I created laser cut invitations. These videos document that process.
A project by Michael Mandiberg
Camera & Edit by Jonathan Perlman
Cast: Michael Mandiberg
I was comissioned by Deitch Projects to create four interactive installations for a Michel Gondry exhibtion, based around his new film 'The Science of Sleep'. Working with Michel Gondry I created a video piano which played videos corresponding to which key you pushed, a blue screening cardboard camera, a rope controlled installation that allowed you to pull open the actor's eyes individually and a huge fake window that played scenes from the film and triggered lighting effects in the room based on what was happening in the fake outside world.
High Res Photos:
Cast: Theo Watson
‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. USB flash drives are embedded into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. Everyone is invited to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your favorite files and data. Each dead drop is installed empty except a readme.txt file explaining the project. ‘Dead Drops’ is open to participation. If you want to install a dead drop in your city/neighborhood follow the ‘how to’ instructions and submit the location and pictures.
Young Blood – The Naked And Famous
( fffff.at/autumn-mix-2010/ by Theo)
Cast: Aram Bartholl