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Projecting Light & Images: A Creative WorkshopMaster ClassIn-Person

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Thursday, Apr 11, 2024

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Discover the art and technology behind “projection mapping,” the technical term for an art form that uses projectors to cast images, videos, optical illusions, and light onto buildings, walls, statues, and other surfaces. Getting spectacular results doesn’t have to be complicated. Participants will learn how to create mesmerizing projections using the software MadMapper and a simple projector to animate a variety of surfaces, including walls, origami, and boxes.

“Projection mapping” is an ever-evolving technique that combines art and technology to create immersive experiences for viewers, and is experiencing a resurgence in popularity due to the rise of large-scale pop-up installations and museums worldwide, such as ARTECHOUSE, SuperReal, Meow Wolf, and teamLab.



CHIKA earned her BFA from the School of Visual Arts and her MPS from the interactive telecommunications program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. As an educator, she holds teaching positions at institutions such as New York University, The New School, Hunter College, and Queens College. She has also founded the projection and LED mapping workshop called Mappathon™. She has been an artist-in-residence with the New York Hall of Science, the Visible Futures Lab, the Paseo Project with the National Endowment for the Arts, Mana Contemporary, and other residencies. Her work has been exhibited around the world, including the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Arts and Design, the New York Hall of Science, the Bronx Museum, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, the Hammer Museum in San Francisco, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Centre d'Art Contemporain in Geneva, the Museo Regional de Guadalajara, and Matador Madrid, among others. Through her exhibitions and innovative approach to art, she continues to captivate and inspire viewers worldwide, pushing the boundaries of creativity and leaving an indelible mark on the artistic landscape.