A repost from the 2013 archives. Just because it blows your mind.
If you want to watch something truly incredible, then watch this. The main thing to know and keep in mind whilst watching, is that this has been captured completely in realtime by a camera. So no post production effects. If you were in this room, this what you would see. This is illusion taken to the extreme using 3D projection mapping and choreographed robotic moving surfaces.
Watch full screen.
“The piece was essentially grounded on the principles of Stage Magic, invoking five of the basic categorizations of Illusionary.. These Categories greatly informed the conceptual and aesthetic foundation and were fused with a graphic design aesthetic heavy in Minimalistic Form and Illuminated Geometry.. This direction was then placed into a projection-based Physical Installation, where all the ‘magic’ was captured live and in-camera, filmed documentary-style with no post effects or treatment; in essence the immense technology behind the curtain being completely masked from the viewer by the methods used to capture the performance.. This quote by Science-Fiction writer and Inventor Arthur C Clarke perfectly summarizes the film’s foundation:
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
-Arthur C. Clarke