Dallas, October 2015

Helibot at Dallas Aurora


Presented by Aurora’s founders – in a new partnership with the nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center – this immersive, free and public exhibition showcased work by local and international artists, selected by a team of renowned curators.

We were invited by long time collaborators Leo Kuelbs and John Ensor Parker from 3_Search to contribute a piece to be mapped onto the Wyly Theatre.

We created a new animation specifically for the building which was to be projection mapped on two faces of the structure.

+ projection mapping

+ animation

Storytelling

From the very beginning of the project we wanted to push the boundaries of storytelling within the medium of projection mapping. Audiences are familiar to overused mapping techniques and stylistic devices so the challenge was to avoid this completely and instead create a traditional narrative driven piece.


Original Motion Test - Stupid Robots

Motion Tests

We had been producing a series of motion tests that we felt had room to develop into a narrative outline. These motion tests ‘Stupid Robots’ followed a series of badly programmed robots attempting to complete a series of basic tasks.

Over a series of weeks we refined this concept to center around a single robot, Helibot, and his life inside the cube.

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6 x 30k Lumens projectors made for a bright show
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6 x 30k Lumens projectors made for a bright show
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The show was mastered by the one and only Farkas Fulop of 3_Search
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The show was mastered by the one and only Farkas Fulop of 3_Search
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The Wyly Theatre covered in light for the start of the show.
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The festival was held at the AT&T Performing Arts Center
Projection Mapping featured on the front page of the Dallas Morning News

The projected Wyly Theatre was featured on the front page of the Dallas Morning News the following morning.
Curators

Leo Kuelbs & John Ensor Parker

Animation

dandelion + burdock

Sound Design
Music

Johannes Grosz