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Bioluminescent forest: Nature reimagined with projection mapping

How might you imagine small forest creatures and plants looking if they were bioluminescent? Which animals and plants would you pick to glow, and what patterns and colors would you design for them?

Artists Friedrich van Schoor and Tarek Mawad spent six weeks in the forest making those kinds of decisions to create a reimagined version of nature with projection mapping, projecting animations of light (that were created in the moment) onto three dimensional organisms (insects, mushrooms, spider webs, leaves, and more) instead of a flat screen. After you watch Projections in the Forest, above, see how they did it in this behind-the-scenes video:

If you draw, write about, or wire up any creatures that glow, let us know.

There are more videos of real bioluminescent creatures in the archives.

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