The organizers of the Odessa Light Fest festival have summed up the results of the Third International Video Mapping Contest and Light-Projection Solutions 3D Video Art.
This year 42 artists from 14 different countries have sent application form, including Brazil, Italy, Spain, France, and Hungary. For the final organizing committee selected only a third part of the works. Artists created their 3D mapping on the theme “Science as a miracle” in order to inspire the audience to the personal discovery of “FORMULA + ARTISTIC DESIGN = MIRACLE”. Their art-works were projected on the facade of the Odessa City Council on Dumskaya Square.
The winners of the competition program were determined by a competent jury and spectators who participated in this process for the first time. It was proposed to them to cast their vote online for their favorite work.
The jury assessed according to the criteria of previous years, and this year it included Evgeny Vaschenko, Ukrainian artist working in the field of algorithmic art in sound and visual environment, the founder of the project V4W.ENKO, Alexander Bereznyak, a leading specialist of “LC. UA”, Alexander Nekhvedovich, a founder and a director of the“ Fourth Dimension ”studio, whose company creates projects for various European festivals of light, Mikhail Opalev, head of the department of multimedia design of the Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts, Associate Professor and Tatiana Rud, organizer and curator of the Odessa Light Fest.
In the nomination Art Mapping Prize , the first place went to V.P.M specialists from Spain, who created the work “Old Signals”. This is a journey through the pseudoscience of creation, which is based on ancient extraterrestrial signals.
The second place took the work “Black and Light” by Italian media artist MICHELE PUSCEDDU. In this artwork, the artist abstractly described the concept of the majesty of innovation, which science brought to our modern age. Looking critically at the story, everyone can understand how it was used – positively or negatively, by putting a person in front of a big responsibility. He used a light to represent the energy which science can create. And it is up to humanity to decide how to use it.
The third place was shared by Joao Sabbat, an artist from Brazil, with Cyber Steam Punk work “2889” and a team of students of the Multimedia course of the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts, who created a work in tablet technique called “Science – space and freedom”. Also, this art work was awarded in a special nomination “Spectator sympathies.”
2889 is a year when the events of this futuristic story unfold. Medicine and technology have created immortality. The machine with piecemeal intelligence, using the electromagnetic information of the human brain, translating it, moves the organic soul into the cybernetic body created to receive information from people.
The students of the Kharkiv Academy, with their work, sought to convey that science has no boundaries and at the same time can concentrate around small details and on different areas of activity, opening up immense spaces for creativity to people. In their view, space and freedom are the miracle that a person realizes when he perceives the world.
The second nomination was VJ Light Art. The best results were demonstrated by artists of the National team of the Kiev National University. T.G. Shevchenko Musical Theater Selina and the Kiev theater “Bravo”, as well as Dmitry Khodakovsky. Participants were invited to show their talents on the final day of the festival, which fell at Christmas. They demonstrated their works under various interpretations of the famous worldwide Christmas carol “Shchedryk” by the Ukrainian composer Nikolai Leontovich.