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UZN: Disintegration

Posted in event / project, experimental, UZN on October 16, 2011 by Francois Wunschel

The final party. Time to blow the project.
With our friends from CENC, we organized a riot.
Junk car, baseball bats, smoke, chicken feathers, stroboscopes, videomapping, punks.
Of course we ended up arrested by the police.





RIOT

Posted in UZN with tags , on September 22, 2011 by Francois Wunschel

We’ll organize a riot, the disintegration party of the UZN project.
Save the date: october 14th, 9PM, Geneva, CH.
Wear your Doc Martens, fight the cops.

UZN: opening night

Posted in UZN on August 31, 2011 by Francois Wunschel

Reported after a storm, the opening took place on Saturday.

Scaffolding structure over the Usine.
Stroboscopes.
Neon Tubes.
Projectors.

Here’s our hand drawn matrix projected on the building:

and a 2d view coming from our software:

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AntiVJ also performed on the setup,
using Modul8 and MadMapper:

UZN: DMX light controller app

Posted in software, UZN with tags on August 26, 2011 by Francois Wunschel

With the help of KnM Artnet tools, I did a tiny app to visually controll all the DMX lighting of the installation.
The light zones are clickable, and also responding to MIDI signals coming from Ableton Live.

UZN: testing MadMapper’s Space Scanner

Posted in MadMapper, UZN with tags , , on August 26, 2011 by Francois Wunschel

Having just one night to set up a video installation proved to be easier than expected.
With the help of MAdMapper’s Space Scanner tool, we were able to get a pixel precise view of the projection surfaces, and use this as a handy background to draw our lines and quads.
With this background, the productivity was greatly increased.
Although the lighting situation was far from prefect (no possibility to turn of the traffic lights, lots of people passing by, shaky tripod… etc), the resulting image were clean enough to be useful.
For each projector, I did 3 different shots, using different settings, then composited the 3 pictures together to keep only the cleaner parts.
Verdict: the closer you can get to ISO 100 is better, as you get less artifacts/noise.
Here’s the result: (using a triple head setup)

UZN: everything is on track

Posted in event / project, UZN with tags , , , on August 24, 2011 by Francois Wunschel

Getting ready for the Grand Opening of UZN in Geneva, this friday.
The structure is rooted, lights are placed.
Now we need some projectors… waiting for 3x 20k.

It will be a good opportunity to test MadMapper’s Space Scanner function.
We’re pretty excited !



UZN : Punk is not dead

Posted in UZN on August 7, 2011 by Francois Wunschel

On-going punk project in Geneva. Opening end of august.

Project page on 1024 official website

“Live free or die.
The Moloko’s anti-democratic black sheep sect
fucks the system and its flunkeys “

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