Graphics Transform 600-Year-Old Clock Tower Into A Virtual Masterpiece

Using a technique called video mapping, the Macula project takes the 600-year-old Astronomical Clock on Old Town Square in Prague and transforms it into one of the most impressive things we've ever seen. See for yourself.


The 600 Years from the macula on Vimeo.

We stumbled across this video earlier today and each one of us went quiet as we watched all nine minutes and 55 seconds of the spectacular light show, celebrating the Astronomical Clock's 600th anniversary.

From the about section of the Makula website (translated from Czech):

Video mapping using current technology available in the entertainment industry, a whole new way. The main contents are the projections to cooperate with the selected object and try to break the perception perspective of the viewer. With the projector can fold and stress any shape, line or space. Evocative play of light on the physical object creates a new dimension and changing the view of the seemingly "normal thing".

Everything becomes an illusion

It is definitely a grand illusion. It's a treat for the eyes and fuel for the imagination. The artists play with the contoured surface of the tower, using it to heighten the reality of their imagery.

It's a completely new sort of art. I can't wait to see where it goes.


Damien Fate

wow that was very long! Very very impressive!