In 2011 Paul Nano Skawinski first concepted and began working closely with Optikinetcs to develop a new era of live visual effects; Nano Projections. Thrown up to 35 meters in diameter from a custom built overhead projector, Organic Projections are created within a central Petri dish, which is often rotating.
So what are Nano Projections?
Content which is placed within a Petri dish is subject to chemical, physical and biological reactions. Additional substances are then also combined, creating a mesmerising waterfall of colours and rotating shapes that can never be recreated in the same way again.
Using 110k lumens we are able to bring our forever-evolving analogue visuals to any event creating a truly unique experience at every show.
“I ENJOY THE CONNECTION THAT I FEEL WITH THE AUDIENCE AS ANALOGUE EXPRESSIONS FUSE TO CREATE POWERFUL, IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES – EACH RENDERING UNIQUELY INSPIRING TO THE VIEWER, TRIGGERING A JOURNEY OF IMAGINATION AND FANTASY.”
– Director, Nano Projections
Always looking to break boundaries and challenge common perceptions of live visuals, 2016 has seen a new partnership with an independent engineering firm in Bristol. The current methods for creating the organic projections have been automated and a 3D Printing element has been added. This allows us to 3D Print translucent plastic directly into the visual display, directly from an iPad!
The experience explores what qualities of movement convey a sense of presence, a sentience that is alive and sympathetic to your existence. The piece aims to create a meditative space into which the only thing retained is movement.
Installation posing the question of whether computers can be racist by highlighting the potential for discrimination of face recognition technology.