Helios - Skyway Light Festival
We prepared a 3D projection mapping show named “HELIOS” for Skyway 2011 which took place every night of the festival on the whole facade of Collegium Maximum.
Nowadays projection mappings in general are very popular all around the world. It is a new innovative form of visual art and most of mappings are created onto buildings are about turning the facade in several different shapes, projecting very spectacular 3D animations which are precisely planned and fitted into the architecture.
We have created several projection mappings like that before but this time we decided to take a big step ahead and create something much more than what we have ever done before. We projected a very spectacular 3D mapping onto Collegium Maximum but it was not only an attractive projection but it also had a story.
A story that we created especially to the people of Torun and a story which was told on the facade every night. It was a story of our three-dimensional vision of the elements and a projection about the spirit of this beautiful city which inspired us to create our vision.
The story is about the heliocentric theory of Nicolaus Copernicus who was born in Torun. Our 3D projection mapping vision on Skyway 2011 Light Festival started back in his time when the generally accepted idea in science was that all the planets of the universe are turning around earth. From that point we're going through the elements while the sun is always there having a key role in nature and this leads to the idea of the heliocentric theory in which the planets are turning around the sun and not the earth.!