Exstasis is an immersive projection mapping project that illuminated the church of Santa Caterina d’Alessandria in Palermo, enchanting almost 45.000 visitors

A completely virtual environment

Exstasis aims to immerse viewers in a completely virtual environment, surrounding them with visual stimuli, music, and light effects, transporting them out of the surrounding space and breaking, for the whole performance, the existential routine that binds them to a “here and now”.


- Luca Pintacuda
- Nino Serafino
- Lidia Falletta
- Fabrizio Pedone
- John M. Poultry
- Maurizio Alario
- Albert Cabri
- Rosaria Gallè
- Claudia Rago
- Serena Pantaleo
- Innocenzo Mancuso


28 and 29 December 2019, October 2020
From 29th April to 16th October 2022, Church of Santa Caterina d’Alessandria, Palermo


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A story in which projections break the static nature of the rich decorative apparatus, dematerializing and setting the stuccos and frescoes in motion, animating with lights and colours the statues placed along the edge of the nave.


A collective transcendence experience

Exstasis retraces the five stages of mysticism outlined by Evelyn Underhill, an English Anglo-Catholic writer of the 20th century: awakening, purification, illumination, the dark night of the soul, and union.

An immersive and suggestive experience, in which technology does not isolate or enslave us to contingency but instead binds us to each other, bringing us into contact with mystery and wonder.



The project was selected from among the finalists of the prestigious Lille Video Mapping Awards, an International festival that honours the best immersive experiences.

Church of Santa Caterina d’Alessandria, Palermo



almost 45,000 visitors attended Exstasis during its three editions


ansi lumen

6 professional projectors for an overall luminous flux of 125000 lumen


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