Façade Festival is an annual public art initiative and projection mapping festival organized by the Burrard Arts Foundation in Vancouver. The festival aims at creating more opportunities for people to experience art – without having to step into an art gallery. Ten artists were chosen to participate in this year’s festival and they used a variety of styles and mediums for their individual presentations; each of them unique in their tone and voice. Go2 was honoured to be on board as the technical partner for the second year in a row. We also presented an original finale titled, Contradistinction.
We would be using the Georgia Street façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery, above the newly constructed šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square in the heart of downtown Vancouver.
Using contrasting 2D and 3D graphics, precisely-mapped manipulations, and depth illusions, we were able to transform the art gallery into a playground of light and kaleidoscopic movements. Playing with the building’s structural outline, our team of constraint-breakers pushed the limits of digital art, technology and soundscape for a mind-melting spectacle of cross-genre artistic expression.
Façade Festival drew an approximate crowd of 40,000 attendees and the gorgeous artwork was widely shared on all forms of social media. We were so thrilled to be a part of an art initiative of this size in our home city, Vancouver and we look forward to #facadefest 2019.