Creative Projection guru Ross Ashton from The Projection Studio in London and Sound Artist Karen Monid produced their third son et lumière “Triquetra” in the historical city of York, UK, for the 2013 ‘Illuminating York’ Festival of Art. After the first site visit, Ashton and Monid realized the enormous potential of Clifford’s Tower for 3D mapped video and applied the technique on a grand scale. They carried out meticulous research to create the content on which they worked for several months.
The giant images stretched 75 metres wide across the base of the mound and were 25 metres tall, filling the whole space, lifting the landmark out of its surroundings using 3D modeling to accentuate the shape of the architecture and landscape for the 15 minute looped video show. Using eight Christie 18K machines, run as four doubled up pairs, d3 was running all the video content. The equipment was located on specially constructed towers at the base of the mound and supplied by QED. Ashton and his team at The Projection Studio created all the artwork either from scratch, or by using contemporary documents and flat artwork.
The acclaimed work - which received massive coverage in the local and national press and an incredible public response. Described as “A stunning centrepiece to Illuminating York that worked beautifully and sensitively to re-imagine Cliffords Tower” by Gill Cooper, Head of Arts, Heritage & Culture at the City of York Council, it helped pull over 27,000 visitors to the city to see and enjoy the installations.