Ross Ashton from The Projection Studio in London and sound artist Karen Monid produced their third son et lumière “Triquetra” for the 2013 Illuminating York Festival of Art.
The work was beamed onto Clifford’s Tower. Once the keep at York Castle, the tower sits on top of a mound and is one of York’s signature attractions.
The images stretched 75 metres across the base of the mound and were 25 metres tall. 3D modeling was used to accentuate the shape of the architecture and landscape for the 15-minute looped video show.
The projections were realised using eight Christie 18K machines, run as four doubled up pairs to maximise the brightness, with a d3 server control system running all the video content. The equipment was located on specially constructed towers at the base of the mound and supplied by QED with a team led by Richard Porter.
Ashton and his team at The Projection Studio created the artwork either from scratch, or by using contemporary documents and flat artwork.
The sound setup consisted of D&B C7 system and was supplied by Sheffield based AVLS, led by Tom Vickers. The audio was played out using an ADAT machine with 5.1 surround mix.
“Naturally it was a great honour to be asked back for the third time and to be able to work in such an amazing location,” said Ashton. “Its many challenges were a joy to overcome and it has been one of the most interesting and rewarding projects of the year, even more so after seeing and hearing the public’s reaction.”
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