As described in countless high-profile media articles and reviews, Amon Tobin’s breathtaking set for his ISAM performances in Montreal, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam and London featured an array of interconnected boxes, including one central cube that acted as the artist’s own cockpit. The use of real-time projection mapping and generative, audio-reactive graphics, mixed with traditionally rendered media created one-of-a-kind experiences for each audience. The project was a collaborative effort between Tobin and V Squared.
In this particular example, the background is a design of static cubes. On the surface, it is the combination of sound and visuals that tell a story. Projection mapping creates an experiential rendezvous for participants. It takes a static object and creates interest and dimension. The surface supporting the projection is just as important as the visuals that will cover it to accurately represent the story. Although this backdrop was a hard surface, alternative options are available. A great alternative comes in the form of tension fabric. Utilizing materials that are designed for projection performance allows the backdrop to become any size, shape or complexity.