EXSTASIS

Exstasis is an immersive projection mapping project that illuminated the church of Santa Caterina d’Alessandria in Palermo, enchanting more than 10,000 visitors while the show was ongoing.

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Diving into magic

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”.

Team

- Luca Pintacuda
- Nino Serafino
- Lidia Falletta
- Fabrizio Pedone
- John M. Poultry
- Maurizio Alario

Period

28 and 29 December 2019, October 2020, Church of Santa Caterina d’Alessandria, Palermo

Tag

#lightexperience #immersivexperience #projectionmapping
#3darchitecturalmapping #architecturalprojectionmapping #videomapping

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.

EXSTASIS

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.

DATA

EXSTASIS

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

10000

visitors

almost 10,000 visitors attended Exstasis in December 2019 and October 2020

125000

ansi lumen

6 professional projectors for an overall luminous flux of 125000 lumen

34

Press Releases

More than 34 articles, news reports, interviews in the general and specialist press.

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