World Masters Projection Mapping
This year, in collaboration with ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) and RAI Amsterdam,
Amsterdam Light Festival organises the first international competition for professional video artists, World Masters Projection Mapping. With this event, the organisation aims to contribute an additional field of light art to the festival programme.
The international jury will select five finalists from the submissions which will be presented as an ‘architectural mapping’, or a customised video projection, on the facade of the iconic EYE Film Institute on the IJ river in Amsterdam. Two large water screens in the IJ function as additional projection surfaces.
The theme of this first edition 'Bridging the Gap' encourages the creation of connections, both physically in the city as well as between people and cultures. The theme also illustrates the combination of the three disciplines of art highlighted in this project: light art, video art, and film.
The presentation of the five finalists will start on 14 January 2018, during Amsterdam Light Festival, and be on display until the winners are selected during the ISE exhibition at the RAI on 9 February 2018.