This 3D architectural mapping projection art show was projected at the Marsala Cathedral by oddagency
Futura Marsala is a projection mapping realized by oddagency on the prospectus of the Cathedral of St. Thomas of Canterbury in Marsala, Sicily.
Performed on the occasion of the homonymous “Three days for the National Digital School Plan” of the Ministry of Education, University and Research, and commissioned by the Pascasino State Institute, the performance celebrates, through technology, history, architectures, landscapes of the city.
The mapping is in fact a sort of temporal journey in search of the origins of Marsala, from the destruction of the ancient Motya to the foundation of Lilibeum, from the possible reconstruction of an irreparably lost Norman Arab past to the birth of the Italian dream with the landing of the “Mille”, an event linked to a double thread, ideal and even temporal in its recurrence, to the terrible Allied bombing of 11 May 1943.
The historical and architectural heritage of the territory, put to the test by technology, from the catapults used for the first time to break down Motya’s resistance, to the rain of fire unleashed by the B-26s in the second world war, however, revives through it, in a three-dimensional story full of pathos.
A concept, the technology applied to the enhancement of cultural heritage, which is made explicit in the final mapping scene, a true hymn to the synergy between stone and pixel, baroque wisdom and digital creativity, in search of a possible and desirable future for our territory.
Videomaker and photographer: Francesco Dinolfo