Atmodance is not only a special form of indoor skydiving against a wind speed of nearly 240 km/hour but a spectacular combination of dance, Acrobatics and computer controlled visual projection. Every atmodance performance comes with a precisely choreographed projection mapping where lightning, 3D body-mapping and live projected CGI create a fine atmosphere.
3D animation as a tool used by artists and the appearance of high-brightness video projectors has facilitated the appearance of new techniques to create stunning stage projections. Today, it is possible to set up complex projections on non-flat surfaces, that make it difficult for viewers to perceive the boundary between real and virtual phenomena. Projections always have a tangible, physical component (object or building), onto which the virtual content carried by light is projected. During the creative process, the artist(s) builds an exact virtual replica of physical world and uses it to produce the creative layer of the work. Finally, that creative content is projected back onto the real, spatial form (object, building, etc.). The re-projection of virtual 3D animation onto the real 3D scene, and the interplay that results from the combination of the two components, results in novel, often striking and perplexing visual experiences for the viewer.
“Viewers are unable to interpret their visual impressions using their accustomed methods; they are abandoned by their senses (because the projected image modifies the surface it is projected onto). The projection derails the viewers customary schemes of perception and observation and urges them to create a new process of interpretation.”
Technical equipments and technological background by courtesy of Visual Power.