Projection mapping is a form of urban art that has been appearing in cities throughout the world. This art of creating video displays makes buildings come alive in light, colour and motion. Using a powerful technology visually arresting video displays are projected on urban architecture.
Projection mappings in Barcelona were used at Llum BCN (annual light festival), La Mercé (annual festival of the city), various inaugurations and different celebrations of hotels, restaurants and museums. Onionlab, considered as pioneers of projection mapping, was commissioned various times to perform the projections.
Our most renowned and adapted mapping is Axioma, specifically created for the Llum BCN 2015 festival. This 3D mapping show was projected onto the façade of Palau Reial Major, in Plaça del Rei, for three days.
Another projection mapping created for the Llum BCN 2019 festival was Lumin AV. Lumin AV is a study about light, that researches the behaviour and coexistence of different types of light sources in the same space.
A projection mapping created for DesigualinBeta at Sónar+D 2019. The idea was to create a canvas and project different moods so people could interact with their movements. Sonar is one of the most recognized festivals in the world. It is an arts, design and electronic and experimental music festival, founded in Barcelona.
We were asked to create an immersive installation for Barceló Sants Hotel. Barceló Hotel Group owns a well-known chain of hotels all around the world. Our installation consists of a video mapping projection on all the walls of the room, creating an immersive and a unique experience.
This project was presented at Barcelona’s 2013 Mobile World Congress. We projected on a wooden surface specifically created for this occasion. Scenarios shows some of the utilities of Yota Devices’ new phone, characterized by its dual screen.
Projection mapping is a visual feast, some might say a new kind of fireworks, an extraordinary form of entertainment with an enormous wow factor. Projection mappings in cities provide the unique opportunity to attract and immerse large crowds with captivating shows and inspiring spectacles.