Façade Festival is an immersive, large-scale artistic experience, organised by the Burrard Arts Foundation, that is loved by thousands of attendees in Vancouver, BC. Now in its fourth year, this monumental public art project and cultural event took place from sunset to midnight each evening from September 8th to 14th, 2019 on the façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery, in the heart of downtown Vancouver.
A selection of BC contemporary artists, both established and early-career, were commissioned to create ten stunning, site-specific works of art using projection mapping. Our team helped the artists to tailor their work specifically for the Art Gallery’s iconic architecture with several mentoring sessions in our studio.
For our special finale presentation piece at Facade Festival, we were inspired as a team by the amazing work done by Plastic Oceans in raising awareness about plastic pollution to inspire behavioural change.
Our original piece, Ocean Ghosts, speaks to the devastation caused by plastic on marine wildlife. As plastic bags envelop the art gallery, smother it and ultimately turn our beautiful ocean mammals into plastic ghosts, we hoped to inspire the audience to reduce single-use plastics and make small changes towards a zero-waste lifestyle. We leave the audience with one, impactful change they can make today: ‘Think reusable, not disposable. Rethink plastic.’
By using art and projection mapping as a cinematic storytelling experience, the messages we convey can have a huge impact, and we are always happy to champion environmental and art campaigns. Contact us today if you have a passion project that you’d like to express in a unique way through visual art.