Projections on the Manhattan Bridge - As Above, So Below

Projection Mapped Narrative

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Overhead projection view

We set out to create a one of a kind public art experience, a projection mapping installation for multiple surfaces and multiple dimensions.

 

"Unfolding like an animated modern Botticelli painting, the work flowed above our heads and spread outwards
in every direction."

 

"As Above, So Below” immersed viewers in the architecture of the Manhattan Bridge.

 

Created by a handpicked team of artists with sponsorship by AT+T, Senovva, Light Harvest, and Leo Kuelbs.

 

Audiences physically entered the story and explored the shimmering surface as it became ignited with messages and symbols.

 

The project was led by digital arts pioneers Farkas Fulop and Ryan Uzilevsky, with post production support by Sina Taherkhani, the group created a one-of-a-kind experience.

 

Adding to the fun were artists Simon Anaya, John Parker, Richard Jochum and Johnny Moreno. The final projection utilized over 25,000 square feet of architectural canvas and ultimately won "Best In Show" at the Dumbo Arts Festival.

 

This production tested every conceivable technique in image making, including; stop motion animation, and the suspension of over twenty performance artists from fly wires at sixteen feet off the ground.

 

Curated by Leo Kuelbs 

 

 

 

Production Credits

“As Above, So Below”

as part of “Immersive Surfaces”

 

Artists

 

Ryan Uzilevsky
Farkas Fülöp
Simon Anaya
Sina Taherkhani 
John Ensor Parker
Johnny Moreno 
Richard Jochum

 

Visual Effects Team:
Sina Taherkhani – VFX Creative Direction
Farkas Fülöp – Visual Effects Supervisor
Ryan Uzilevsky – VFX Producer

 

Media Server Tech

Simon Anaya

 

3D Modeling of Bridge
John Ensor Parker

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VFX Artists (Resident Creative Studio)

Isaiah Palmer – 3D Animation
Kevin Bleich – 3D Scanning
Cory John Stoffa – Compositing
Filip Radonjic – Compositing
Adam VanDine – Rotoscoping
J.k. Carrington – Rotoscoping

 

Aerialists / Movement Performers


Malado Baldwin – Movement
Kae Burke – Aerialist
Darnell Celius – Movement
Sarah Lisette Chiesa – Movement
Iara Celest Diaz – Movement
Nahdi Gibson-Zelaya – Movement
David James – Aerialist
Jesse Lenat – Movement
Erinina Marie Ness – Aerialist
Max Pollak – Movement
Anya Sapoznihkova – Aerialist
Rachael Shane – Movement
Julianna Takacs – Aerialist
Tyler Visar Shaqiri – Aerialist
Despina Sophia Stamos – Movement 
Sarah Walko – Movement

 

Live Shoot Crew
Chris Studley – Lighting Designer / Set Carpenter 
Buddy Raymond – Rigger / Set Carpenter
Anya Sapozhnikova – Stunt Consultant
Marion Talan – Costume Designer
Dana Fairbairn – Script Supervisor 
Darnell Celius – Production Assistant


Special Thanks
The House of Yes
The Juilliard School
Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Columbia University
Kevin Carlisle
Katy Hamer
Amelie Zadeh

J. Peter Siriprakorn
Andrew Esterly

Ryan Uzilevsky directing Anya Sapozhnikova during the live action shoot at House of Yes