Hfour’s creative directors were invited to join an Artist residency program in Sedona, Arizona.
Inspired by the local architectural vernacular, the colour in the environment, and the spiritual element, a series of two projection mapping experiences were created in the span of one week.
The first was onto a large wall at the site of the residency program. It investigated the relationship between the geometric elements of the local architectural and graphic arts style, and the abstracted depiction of the famous Sedona vortexes. The vibrant colours used were influenced by the local landscape as well as the local landscape painters, who tend to use vibrant oranges, purples and aqua colours to depict the scenery around them. The dark skies and lack of light pollution made for an impactful experience which was viewed by a small audience of artists and other members of the artist residency.
Due to the seasonal thundershowers the second installation was projection mapping indoors in the back of a chapel. The wall featured a stained glass window in the middle, which was photographed and animated, extending the feeling of luminous glass across the wall. The local geometric vernacular was also used in this installation, as was the Vortex, this time being presented in a more alchemical aesthetic.
The Artist residence program presented an opportunity to meet other artists, learn from their process and inspiration, and be inspired by the power of a very unique landscape.