June 21, 2011 in projects
The Prague Quadriennal is a festival for performance design and space, held every 4th year in Prague Czech Republic, in 2011 on June 16th-26th.
The installation was the second part of a series of six installations. We had it open for 2 days, attracting about 700 visitors. It was based on an old Czech fairytale about a princess having to wear through 12 pairs of iron sandals, telling little extracts of the story in the site-specific atmosphere of the old crypts under the cellar.
We had five video projectors that were connected to laptop computers that were running a media server software called Isadora. A media server is a program that allows to easily mix different video and images and apply effects to them in real time (that means you do not have to render and export a file to see the result).
We also had a donation of different fabrics (transparent, reflective etc) that we set up in the cellar to create spaces. We also brought in a bit of objects (needles hanged from the ceiling etc), but the rest of the installation was mainly site-specific and used the stones and objects that were already in the cellar when we arrived.
I am very glad to have been a part of this project, especially the 3-day creation process with all these completely new people was quite enlightening to me about the way I work in a team.
We received a lot of positive feedback, especially about the dreamy look the projections created and about the inspiring soundscape backing up the story.
Thank you everyone for your great work and support!
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