Large-scale Arts Projections

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In 1999 Mesmer worked with dance photographer Chris Nash to project a sequence of choreographed images on all visible sides of the National Theatre flytower by Waterloo bridge, London. The installation developed over a number of years and became a location for commissioned pieces of projected video art by Mark Wallinger, Sam Taylor-Wood, Pipilotti Rist and others with an accompanying installation in New York also projecting pieces by the Hudson river. This collaboration with The Public Arts Development Trust and the National Theatre installation was the first instance of a permanent video projection of this scale.

Further collaborations with artists followed and included projecting a piece by Stefan Gec on the Barrow In Furness nuclear submarine factory – the largest single source video projection at that time. Another collaboration with Chris Nash and the Irish Modern Dance Theatre Company developed double film scrolling techniques to produce realtime moirĂ© effects as part of a building projection in Dublin. Other work for producers Artangel and Alex Poots showed projected work by Tony Oursler, Steve McQueen, Clio Barnard and Anthony McCall amongst others.

The fine art origins of Mesmer have always meant we are interested in worked collaboratively with artists, choreographers and photographers to display new works.