Magdeburg in Light is the beamer mapping event in Magdeburg
with light on the Magdeburg Cathedral
"Magdeburg in Light" is the first continuous video beamer light event in Magdeburg. You may already know the impressive moving beamer installations e.g. at the Brandenburg Gate. We at VISUALIMPRESSION have produced 3D animations for famous light festivals all over Germany, which were then transferred to building facades using high-end beamer technology. Our light event in Magdeburg is to be presented year after year by international artists.
"Magdeburg in Light" starts this year within the Cathedral Festival (01.06 - 07.06.2020) for the "500th anniversary" of the completion of Magdeburg Cathedral. This special anniversary will only take place in the year 2020 and allows for international visibility, also in terms of its effect on Magdeburg's application to become the cultural capital of 2025.
Services and Features
Moving videos are projected onto the real façade using high-end beamer technology.
Historical building facades are digitized 1:1 in 3D, animated and backed with sound.
We use sophisticated high-end beamer technology for our facade projections. Borrow the technology with service for your event.
Each place has its own history, which we put into practice together with historical pictures and moving figures.
The "Magdeburg in Light" Beamer Event
The innovation and the fascinating thing about the beamer light projections of the Magdeburg in Light Festival is that a 3D model of a real building is constructed 1:1 to move and change it as a film animation i.e. audiovisual media production (this is called 3D animation) and to project it back onto the real facade with beamers. The impression is created that the building changes live and fills with water or windows move. This illusion always attracts great admiration and attention from the spectators, because the viewer stands directly in front of the building and experiences a special and unique art performance, which cannot be compared to any other experience.
The special thing about "Magdeburg in Light"
Everybody knows the use of beamer technology for lectures and home cinema. In these two cases, the white screen on which the film is projected is very small and relatively low-power devices are sufficient for a sufficiently bright experience. In our case the screen is the Magdeburg Cathedral with a height of about 100 m and a length of 120 m and additionally the surface of the cathedral is relatively dark and therefore more light is absorbed than with a bright surface.