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Simon Mckeown, Trace Elements, 2016. Installation view at FACT. Photo by Brain Slater.

Trace Elements

Join us to explore the mind blowing world of 3D projection mapping.

In 2015, artist and technology expert Simon McKeown created a new commission for Cork Ignite, a large-scale live event which used six of Europe's largest outdoors projectors to present a huge artwork. We will be showing documentation of the project and inviting you to learn more about the process behind projection mapping and try the technology for yourself.

Artist Simon McKeown’s recent project for Cork Ignite explored the perception and production of art which considers disability. Using the College of Commerce as his canvas, McKeown worked collaboratively with members of the community, combining traditional techniques (shadow puppetry) and contemporary methods of projection mapping to create a large scale projection work.

Presented in our Learning Space in 2016, McKeown invites you to journey into his creative process and to try out some of the techniques for yourself. During the exhibition McKeown will hold a two-part projection mapping workshop where participants will have the opportunity to project their own final artwork onto Ropewalks Square.

Trace Elements is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Presented in association with FACT, DaDaFest, National Sculpture Factory, Create and the School of Arts and Media, Teesside University.

Cork Ignite was originally produced by the National Sculpture Factory and Create Ireland in association with SoundOUT and Suisha Inclusive Arts at COPE Foundation. Cork Ignite was commissioned by Cork City Council as part of Ignite. Ignite is managed by a unique partnership involving the Arts Council, Arts & Disability Ireland (ADI), Cork City Council, Galway City and County Councils, and Mayo County Council. Ignite represented the largest ever investment in Ireland’s arts and disability sector.

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