Artist Friedrich van Schoor has created a rather disturbing and totally fantastic work entitled “Araneola”. The piece features two giant spiders trapped in a room trying to escape. Using projection mapping, the video of the spiders are visible to viewers from street level. Since there is no explanation about what the viewer is presented with, the result is quite fantastic, and unsettling at the same time.
In the video below you get to see the final result and the artist process which involved building a scale model of the space, filming real spiders inside the model, and then recreating the rapid movement of the arachnids for the projection.
The second video is the initial lighting and projection tests that were done for the final work. This went up about 7 months ago in Saarbruck Germany. No word on if it is still showing or not.