Projection art transforms Kent church
Esteemed projection artist, Ross Ashton, has used a Panasonic PT-DZ21K projector to create a special giant video artwork on a Kent church as part of a festival of light.
Ashton and his company, The Projection Studio, along with sound artist, Karen Monid, created the artwork on All Souls Church in Cheriton near Folkestone as part of the 2013 Cheriton Lights Festival.
The creation was a video projection that worked both inside and outside the historic church, which was consecrated in 1895 and which has the unusual feature of four stained-glass windows that depict the four Archangels, Gabriel, Michael, Uriel and Raphael.
The projector used for the visuals was mounted in an office some 25 metres away from its ‘projection screen’ on the church walls. It was fitted with a 1.3 lens and ran looped video content from a hooked-up Mac laptop. The proprietary software incorporated into the Panasonic projector was able to iron out any warping and manage the necessary perspective correction, to deliver optimum quality.
The artwork, entitled Spiritus, was based on concepts and photographic work undertaken by Ashton, featuring a frieze of animated Archangels. The display was accompanied by sounds of birdsong and angelic voices running inside the church.