‘Augmented Reality’, is a short film documentary by Belgium filmmaker Dane Luttik that explores projection mapping; what it is, how its used and how far its come. So what is it? Well as any video or installation artist knows the underlying concept is simple; software to direct projections onto three-dimensional objects, shapes, anything but a flat screen.
Arguably the most proficient artists using this software today are Visual Label AntiVJ – who I’ve posted about before – a group that use mapping to explore art and live music in an incredible way. And it is to AntiVJ that Luttik turns to in his film – a crash course in AntiVJs work including; Eyjafjallajökull, their installation at Nuits Sonores and 3Destruct. Artists Joanie Lemercier, Konstructiv and Ilan Katin provide additional insights about this still evolving technology.