Sign of Life
Over the course of the last couple of weeks, international media including The Economist and Business Insider covered Limelight Co-Founder Viktor Vicsek’s spectacular installation, Talking Heads, which is now part of the Light Art Collection of Amsterdam Light Festival. And to top that, a photo of Talking Heads is now also available in the Getty Images library. What is fame if not this?
The installation has been travelling the world, and you might have had the chance to see it at various light festivals including the Norrköping Light Festival, the Toronto Light Festival, the Amsterdam Light Festival and, most recently, the Pulse Light Festival in Hong Kong.
Secrets of the Universe
Limelight Projection Mapping and Gabriel Schama Studios are proud to announce Cathedral of Thieves, a collaboration of intricate wood art and stunning video mapping. Recently premiered in Los Angeles, this limited edition art installation is available for exhibition at festivals, art museums and galleries.
Cathedral of Thieves is brought to life by the projection mapping artwork of Limelight, and with that, a new art form was born. Instead of a big-scale mapping piece for a huge building, this time it’s all about tiny details. And it works! Oh, man, it works perfectly. The video of the artwork went viral pretty fast, appearing on art, design and visual culture profiles like Colossal.
It’s my personal purpose to create artworks that raise awareness and inspire people all around the globe. We’re lucky to create in an art form that can reach millions of people, and even though it usually isn’t considered street art or public art, I have always looked at projection mapping that way.
In current usage, the above phrase is usually meant sarcastically. Calling someone a “jack of all trades” implies that they aren’t very skillful in any of the areas in which they claim expertise, their knowledge or skills are superficial rather than comprehensive. However, the phrase was formerly intended as a compliment, meaning that a person is a generalist rather than a specialist, versatile and adept at many things. That’s how I see Viktor. He was among the very first ones out there working with projection mapping in the 90s, and man he slays! Animation, light installation, technical details of all the equipment that exist, and millions of hacks you use when budgets pose a challenge – he always has an idea. I would say he’s a polymath, but he would hate that. I’m not sure he would even be chuffed to be part of this website.