Opera Lux 2012: Projection Mapping Workshop – Jan 30 to Feb 1 2012

Oslo Opera House as it may look

A Projection Mapping Workshop with Joanie Lemercier from AntiVJ about projected light in space, unusual projection formats and contexts, and about his work within the visual label AntiVJ.

This is a unique opportunity to get a hands-on approach with advanced Projection Mapping techniques and content production for architecture and in-situ audiovisual pieces. The workshop will explore the various artistic and technical aspects, as well as rules and constraints. The participants will study the structure of Oslo Opera House, try different tools and softwares (linear production and realtime tools) to generate visuals for its very specific architecture.

At the end of the workshop, there will be a night of projections tests on site, with a 10 000 lumens projector, and this will be an opportunity for workshop participants to visualise their images and content projected on a large scale on the Opera house.

The workshop starts with an open lecture by Joanie Lemercier at ANX (Olaf Ryes plass 2, inng. Sofienberggt. Oslo) on MONDAY JANUARY 30th 2012 at 19:00.

On Tuesday January 31st the workshop continues at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design before the night of projections starts at 23:00 outside at The Norwegian Opera.

Contact oslolux <at> gmail <dot> com if you would like to take part.

The event is organized by Ståle Stenslie and Anthony Rowe from Oslo Lux in cooperation with Atelier Nord, The Norwegian Opera & Ballet and Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

Our 10 K projector is made available by ProjectionDesign

Opera Lux is financed by Norsk Kulturråd

Next stop Wellington, New Zealand!

image (c) Eddie Clemens 2011

The next LUX event is confirmed as taking place on 8-10 July 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The format will be similar to Oslo Lux – a mix of local and international artists, researchers, designers and architects will map out the overlaps of light, space and interaction. The event will take place over 2 1/2 days, and is timed to coincide with Te Aomarama, a Maori festival of light.

www.lux.org.nz for more information.

Oslo Lux 2011 – mission complete!

Oslo Lux 2011 was a sell-out one day seminar and associated exhibition that took place at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. The event brought together many leading practitioners, students and researchers using technology and light in new and dynamic ways to map out the leading edge in visualisation and immersive techniques using light in physical space.

Thanks to all who attended; we had an excellent time, and enjoyed talks by a range of luminaries at the cross-section of light, space and interaction.

We will be putting some of the talks online in the coming weeks, together with a selection of images and videos.

Part of the exhibition (AntiVJ and Squidsoup) will continue in the AHO Gallery until Friday 28th January.

The final speakers timetable was:

1000 Welcome
1015 Introduction (Ståle Stenslie)
1030 Timo Arnall
1100 Kjetil Austvoll-Dahlgren, Stig Kjelvik – emerging practitioners
1130 Coffee
1145 Squidsoup (Anthony Rowe and Chris Bennewith)
1215 Adam Pruden (MIT Senseable Lab)
1245 Lunch
1315 AHO Guest Keynote: UnitedVisualArtists (Ben Kreukniet)
1415 coffee
1430 HC Gilje
1500 Birger Sevaldson and Natasha Barrett
1530 Marius Watz
1600 Keynote 2: AntiVJ (Joanie Lemercier and Simon Geilfus)
1645 Drinks and artworks, (indoors and out)
1830 Lighting the sky

The program can be accessed here

For more information, please email oslolux@gmail.com

Exhibited works at Oslo LUX

We are planning to show six projects at Oslo LUX.

AntiVJ, Squidsoup, Marius Watz and Stig Skjelvik/Dopbler will have work inside at Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

In the evening, HC Gilje and Kjetil Austvoll-Dahlgren will show work outdoors. More details to come!




Marius Watz

Stig Skjelvik


HC Gilje

Kjetil Austvoll-Dahlgren

UVA and AntiVJ keynote speakers

images (c) antivj, uva

We are very pleased to announce the two main keynote speakers at Oslo Lux 2011: United Visual Artists and AntiVJ.

United Visual Artists (UVA) is a British-based collective whose current practice spans permanent architectural installation, live performance and responsive installation, with numerous cutting edge installations and events to their name.

ANTIVJ is a visual label initiated by a group of European artists whose work is focused on the use of projected light and its influence on our perception.

Stepping away from standard setups & techniques, AntiVJ present live performances and installations, providing to the audience a senses challenging experience.

First confirmed speakers announced

We are delighted to announce the first group of confirmed speakers at the Oslo Lux seminar.

Adam Pruden is a researcher and project leader at MIT’s Senseable Lab. He will be talking about the extraordinary Flyfire project.

HC Gilje is a renowned Norwegian digital artist who also developed VPT, a software tool that allows for the dynamic projection of multiple video sources onto physical objects.

Anthony Rowe is founder and creative lead of digital arts group Squidsoup, and also Associate Professor of Interaction Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

Stig Skjelvik built and designed Dobpler, an interactive LED grid and public artwork.

Kjetil Austvoll-Dahlgren will be talking about his light and emergent behaviour-based project, The Void Which Binds.

Announcing Oslo LUX 2011

Oslo Lux brings together leading practitioners and artists using technology and light in new and dynamic ways to map out the leading edge in visualisation and immersive techniques using light in physical space.

Several exhibited pieces will be on display during and after the one-day seminar, celebrating creativity and light, and the event will conclude with an outdoor public performance commissioned for Oslo Lux.

The seminar will combine talks, lectures and a series of one-off public events that explore this emerging theme. The seminar will include 6-8 talks by reknown practitioners – artists, designers and architects.

The event will also act as a pilot for a biennial festival and symposium containing elements that appeal to the general public, professional practice and academic research.

Keywords: light, interaction, art, installation, dynamic, visualisation, immersion, interactive art, interaction design, interactive architecture.