Location: Marischal College
Face of Innovation was a striking new projection artwork commissioned for SPECTRA 2016, celebrating Aberdeen’s achievements in innovation, architecture and design. The animated work was created specifically to be projected upon the historic Mitchell Hall within Marischal College quad by Scottish based Mapping specialists, Double Take Projections and featured an original composition soundtrack “Digital Dust” from the BBC Symphony Orchestra from composer Jack White. Face of Innovation presented an impressionistic take on Aberdeen’s pioneering spirit of innovation, featuring ‘Illuminating Research’, images of the latest innovative research from the University of Aberdeen as well as images of historic contributions to design, science and society uncovered from Aberdeen archives.
About the artists…
Double Take Projection are a Scottish based design agency who create immersive visual experiences through projection mapping technology. They created the landscape poetry proejct “On the Massacre of Glencoe”, illuminated the Forth Bridge, created backdrop visuals for T in the Park, Groove Festival Visuals, Skyelive Festival and partnered on Spectra 2015 creating experimental new music and sculptural proejction works with sculptor Hanni Bjartalid and Composer Halldor Smarasson.
Jack White is a Welsh composer with a research interest in electroacoustic composition and the combination of this media with traditional ensembles in ‘live’ performance. His award winning work includes collaborations with The South Iceland Chamber Choir, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Hilmar ÖrnAgnarsson and KjartanSveinsson (formally SigurRós).
Double Take Projections are returning to Spectra in 2017 with a new bespoke piece.