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Encounters: Audiovisual Mapping of the Ruins of St. Paul's
Premieres in MAF

12/05/2011
Macao Arts Festival

In this year’s Macao Arts Festival (MAF), the Ruins of St. Paul’s are no longer a mere performance stage, but emerge as the main attraction! Imbued with local, historical and cultural panache, the all-new programme Encounters: Audiovisual Mapping of the Ruins of St. Paul’s will premiere at the 22nd Macao Arts Festival organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, and run from 13th to 22nd May. The programme - produced by Spain’s Telenoika.Net (Audiovisual Open Creative Community) using advanced projection technology - seeks to ignite audience interest in the architectural beauty of the Ruins of St. Paul’s, bringing a sense of visual enjoyment and pleasure to all spectators.

For ten consecutive nights in May, the World Heritage Ruins of St. Paul’s in Macao will be transformed into a digital drawing paper. In conjunction with originally composed music, sophisticated creative technology is used to create and display video images on the building façade.The projected content employs cinematography and storytelling techniques. The storytelling is divided into sequences of various motifs, which emerge from a script based on the architectural features and touching stories inherent in this World Heritage site.

Encounters is a programme tailor-made for the Ruins of St. Paul’s by Spain’s Telenoika.Net, a video production group founded in 2000 by a group of artists with a keen interest in audiovisual creativity. Over the past ten years, Telenokia has introduced various innovative audiovisual technologies to audiences worldwide, and earned an impressive reputation in the process. It takes about three months of creative development before the final performance can be presented to audiences. During the creative process, intricate measurements of the building contours are taken with the help of existing architectural plans and high-resolution images. The resulting 2D and 3D models are then projected onto the façade itself. After repeated technical tests, original music is added to the projected images. The entire process demands high precision technology and boundless creativity from the team.

Encounters: Audiovisual Mapping of the Ruins of St. Paul’s will be staged at the Ruins of St. Paul’s from 8:00pm and 9:00pm from 13th to 22nd May, with the duration of each performance approximately lasting 20 minutes. The general public is invited to appreciate this highly innovative and artistic performance. For further information about the programmes of the 22nd MAF, please contact the Cultural Affairs Bureau on (853) 8399 6699 or visit www.icm.gov.mo/fam.



The 22ⁿᵈ Macao Arts Festival

2011‧04‧29 ~ 05‧28

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