MadMapper: Tell us about yourself?
Adrien Boulanger & Michaël Ventura: When we saw Boris Edelstein, a founder of MadMapper, started working with LED light mapping, we decided to develop our project. We like an installation with new technologies in an old environment. The Zoo in Geneva, where a part of Mapping Festival happens, was a great place to test out our project and gave us a great inspiration!
M: What do you listen to while you are working?
A & M: Modeselektor, Thylacine but mostly film music like Hans Zimmer, Cliff Martinez or Brian Eno.
M: How did you come up with your company name, Staminart & Studio Corium?
A: Staminart is a word mixed with Stamina, endurance, and Art. I wanted to say that we will never get tired to providing any art installation :).
M: Studio Corium is from “Cor unum which means one heart and Corium is a metallic magma from a nuclear reactor.
M: What do you like about MadMapper?
A & M: We like MadMapper because it is simple and efficient! We use it in many different ways from architectural projection mapping, theater, Vijing to LED mapping.
M: Have you ever use our miniMAD?
A & M: We haven’t done a project requiring this yet but probably in the future. Yes.
M: Any request to MadMapper?
A & M: Developing more for DMX and Madline options and continue to surprise us!
Vertical Horizon, 2015
This installation created for a movie festival called Festival Tous Ecrans. Michaël Ventura and I wanted to transform an old corridor into a futuristic environment inspired by the theme of Tron and Blade Runner. The work created a little time and contemplation, a reverie that reflected by meeting the shape and materials, the most primitive and the most sophisticated aspects of life.
The title, Vertical Horizon, from an original soundtrack for this installation. When our ancestor looked at the sky, they thought clouds bounded the universe. Vertical Horizon turns prospects, the device changes the aspect of the environment, plays with direct lighting, reflections and shadows. The work creates an easy time and contemplation, a reverie that reflected by meeting the shape and materials, the most primitive and the most sophisticated aspects of life.
M: Any challenge in this project?
A & M: Our challenge was getting delivered LED lights on time for the installation from the Chinese vendor. We also wanted to make the installation where people can walk through and can interact with our setup. We let a cat walk through the center of the installation.
M: What is next for you?
A & M: Working more on AV installations!
Constellation 2.0, 2015
Light installation made for the Mirage festival in Lyon
Conception and creation: Adrien Boulanger , Yon Alliaga , and Michaël Ventura
Soundtrack: Faux Tales – Dystopia
Software: Modul8, Aftereffect, MadMapper
Cage LED, 2015
Conception and creation: Adrien Boulanger Michaël Ventura , Nikko aka Redux
Software: Quartz Composer, VDMX, Modul8, Madmapper