Animated Architecture: 3D Video Mapping Projections on Historic Sites

Sean Stoops

Date Awarded
04/02/12
Amount
$20,000
Grant Period
04/02/12 to 04/01/14
Focus Area
Fostering the Arts
Community
Philadelphia
Initiative
Knight Arts Challenge

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  • Philadelphia, PA

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To support an innovative form of 3D storytelling by creating a series of outdoor video art events screened on local buildings

Summary: To support an innovative form of 3D digital animation, the project will create outdoor and indoor video art events screened on local buildings. The site-specific events, at venues throughout the city, will use 3D projection mapping – a recent technology that animates stationary objects with immersion video, sound and music.

Viewers will not need special glasses for the viewings; animations will be processed by software that projects over architectural surfaces, generating the animated 3D effects.

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Sean Stoops

Sean A. Stoops is a curator, video director, and new media artist based in Pennsylvania. He has a MFA in Video Art and Curating from Transart Institute – an international graduate program for new media art, in Linz, Austria; Berlin, Germany; and New York City. He earned his BFA in Painting and Drawing from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Stoops has curated and exhibited at galleries and museums in Philadelphia including: the Painted Bride Art Center, Asian Arts Initiative, InLiquid.org, Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art and recently – in New York City – was guest curator of Keiko Miyamori: Bird Cages and the Gilded Boat at the ISE Cultural Foundation. Stoops also has curated and directed animated “mural videos” – “Muralmorphosis” (2009) and “Cosmic Terrarium” (2010), in cooperation with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.

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