Chinese New Year - Spectacular Projections

Chinese New Year - Spectacular Projections

Time & Location

04 Feb, 18:00 – 06 Feb, 21:00

St Luke's Bombed Out Church, Leece St, Liverpool L1, UK

About the Event

This event is free to attend, donations for the upkeep of the church are taken on door (suggested donation £1).

Focal Studios, Scenegraph Studios and the Bombed Out Church are collaborating to produce a 3D, projection-mapped animation and light show for Chinese New Year in Liverpool. To celebrate the year of the tiger, the projections will depict the story of a courageous tiger seeking to restore peace and harmony to the heavens.

The Bombed Out Church have worked with the local Chinese community and primary schools in the city to create 200 3D lanterns, all of which will be projected onto the building during the event. Each lantern has been specially created using digitised hand-drawn messages of hope and celebration from the participating groups.

The event, commissioned by Culture Liverpool, will be held at from the 4th, 5th, and 6th of February from 6pm - 9pm. The spectacle will invite communities around Liverpool to come together and celebrate the Chinese New Year, through a modern and stunning visual display. With Scenegraph Studios coordinating the 3D animations, Focal Studios (as creative directors of the event) have created the 2D animation and are also running the projection mapping aspect of the show.

With thanks to Pagoda Arts, the project has invited the participation of a number of local Chinese arts and youth groups, and therefore hopes to be a focal point for the community’s celebrations. Local primary schools involved in the lantern project include Corinthian Community Primary School, Kensington Primary School, Pleasant Street Primary School, and Princes Primary School.

3D animation and projection-mapping involves bringing environments to life through precise mapping of objects and buildings. Once mapped, animations and 3D visuals can be made within the parameters of architecture and projected back onto the building, creating the incredible effect that the building is alive.

This event is being made possible via the support of Culture Liverpool, Liverpool City Council, Bombed Out Church and the creations of Focal Studios and Scenegraph Studios. Special thanks are due to Pagoda Arts who have supported content creation and the engagement of the local community.

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