In November 2015 three creatives traveled to Paramaribo, the bustling capital of a lesser known nation on the northeastern coast of South America. They arrived with a simple goal, to combine forces in a series of experiments, mixing film, light and muralism. Film shot/cut by Selina Miles, art by Felipe Pantone and Projection by Rebecca Smith. More info & video after the jump!
Aakash Nihalani is a multidisciplinary artist probably best known for his playful masking tape illusions and has just completed a new body of work called Projections. In this new endeavour, Nihalani’s cubic designs are projected onto a white wall, becoming an interactive canvas for the viewer. Using new technologies such as coding and motion software, a sensor picks up the viewer’s hand movement and allows the viewer to manipulate the overall look of the piece.
“This piece is about removing people from their terrestrial urban experience and placing them, for just a few moments, at the zenith of the over and the nadir of the under, which is to say, above the clouds and below the sea. As the bookends of our natural environment are smushed together, we can’t help but realize we live in between these two extremes, where the For Rent signage is…” – Eric Corriel
“Cambodian culture is deeply rooted in a spirituality – marked by a belief in genii and fantasy creatures. In a dark cityscape, night reveals the presence of divine creatures on trees and subsequently makes them alive and real. Such nocturnal visions allow us to grasp the way magic profoundly influences how Cambodian people perceive the world.” – Clement Briend