(Netherlands) – Paul James, editor-in-chief of arc magazine, was amongst the judges as Florian and Michael Quistrebert were announced as the winners of the first edition of the World Masters of Projection Mapping at the Awards Ceremony at Integrated Systems Europe 2018.
World Masters of Projection Mapping is a joint venture initiative from Amsterdam Light Festival, Integrated Systems Europe and RAI Amsterdam.
The announcement came after a three-week period, during which some of the world’s leading video artists projected their artworks onto Amsterdam’s multifaceted EYE Filmmuseum.
The specific award for the Quistrebert brothers’ Stripes 5 recognises The Best Use of Location and Technology.
In total, five artists were chosen to show their artworks on the building. The challenge for them was both creative and technical. The other participating finalists were: Geert Mul (NL), Databased dialogues for algorithmic landscapes; TelcoSystems & Spatial Media Laboratories (NL), TESTFILM #4; Alida Dors & Manuel Rodrigues (NL), Close Up; and Eder Santos (BR), Call Waiting.
The selection of the finalists was carried out through close collaboration between EYE Filmmuseum and Amsterdam Light Festival. The International Jury who judged the finalists on 8 February comprised: Lennart Booij – Artistic Director of Amsterdam Light Festival (Jury Chair); Jaap Guldemond – Director of Exhibitions EYE Filmmuseum; Marente Bloemheuvel- Associate Curator of EYE Filmmuseum; Jozef Hey – Founder and Owner of BeamSystems; Giny Vos – Artist; Paul James – Editor-in-Chief, arc magazine; and Hartmut Kulessa – Panasonic Europe.
Lennart Booij commented on the winning entry: “The jury was very complimentary about the composition and the use of the building in this display, including its underside. The artwork also answers the question presented by the challenges of projecting onto a large surface. Creatively, it is graphically very strong and reflects on art disciplines such as ‘op art’ (optical art) and early abstract cinema.”
The theme of the first edition, ‘Bridging the Gap’, encouraged the creation of connections, both physically in the city as well as between people and cultures. The theme also illustrates the combination of the three disciplines of art highlighted in this project: light art, video art, and cinematography.