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Burning Too • Hong Kong
architectural projection
mapped 4K interactive video and sound with 4 HD projectors and 2 channel audio
55 x 26m (180 x 85 ft) projection
Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong
ISEA2016 International Symposium on Electronic Art
Don Ritter, 2016

Burning Too was a architectural projection consisting of video projections and the sounds of fire presented on the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre during the opening of the International Symposium on Electronic Art/ISEA 2016. The crystalline-shaped building, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, has a 55 x 26 m façade angled forward 62 degrees. Software was specifically designed to map four video projections onto the building's façade, enabling the imagery to appear as one unified Ultra HD (4K) video projection of fire synchronized with interactive sound. Burning Too was intended to be a metaphorical depiction of humanity’s long-standing relationship with fire since antiquity.

 


 


press release English> <press release Chinese>

Don Ritter: director, system design and programming, mapping, video and sound editing
Cleo Song: production coordinator
Mitch Martinez: camera
Hao Li, King Him Fung, Ching Yung Yau: assistants

Documentary photographs and video by Don Ritter, Luna Leung, and Ching Yung Yau.

Project supported by City University of Hong Kong