Tracing the Sky

Presented by FutureEverything, a hidden underground space in a busy city is transformed into an immersive sanctuary bringing together two contrasting elements: the sky and architecture.


A fluid environment

Arresting imagery glides across the brickwork, vaulted ceilings and chambers of the subterranean location, filling the architecture with dreamlike skyscapes. OPPO joined hands with media artist Jiayu Liu to bring this artwork to life, supporting the artist with technical and resource support including the smartphone OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition, as well as Google ARCore.

The work uses 3D scanning, projection mapping and mobile phones equipped with augmented reality software to allow the audience to interact with the projections. Visitors find themselves immersed in a fluid environment of simulated clouds and skies that change in response to how they interact with the installation via smartphone technology. Sounds are generated in real-time from these interactions adding another dimension to the experience.

The project was produced by London-based tech wizards Artists & Engineers, which I worked closely with as Production Manager, Location Scout and Designer.

"Nature is full of infinite causes that have never occurred in experience" Leonardo Da Vinci