“With equipment and technical support sponsored by Senovva, Inc., we set out to create a one of a kind public art experience, a projection mapping installation for multiple surfaces and multiple dimensions.

Unfolding like an animated modern Botticelli painting, flowing above our heads and spreading outwards in every direction, “As Above, So Below” immersed viewers in the architecture of the Manhattan Bridge. Audiences physically entered the story and explored the shimmering surface as it ignited with messages and symbols.

This originally conceived video mapping project was a challenge offered to a group of artists from varying backgrounds. Led by digital arts pioneers Farkas Fulop and Ryan Uzilevsky, with post production support by Sina Taherkhani, the group created a one-of-a-kind experience. Utilizing 25,000 square feet of animation, and ultimately winning “Best In Show” at the Dumbo Arts Festival. Also participating in the group were artists Simon Anaya, John Parker, Richard Jochum and Johnny Moreno.

This production tested every technique in image-making conceivable in the short time frame, including stop motion animation, and the suspension of over twenty performance artists from fly wires at sixteen feet off the ground.

Leo Kuelbs is responsible for securing the site and bringing the original team together. He also put together a great international video art showcase between screenings of “As Above, So Below.”