Skullmapping is an artistic collective run by Filip Sterckx and Antoon Verbeeck.
Filip, who is the creative director of Skullmapping, has gained global recognition with his music videos for (among others) Selah Sue and Willow. He started his first experiments with projection mapping over ten years ago, resulting in poetic art installations in which he projects video and animation on sculptures, such as "Peepshow" and "My Orca". His work can be recognized by his inventive visual style, love for combining live-action and animation, and a tendency to break through the traditional 2D screen.
Antoon is a visual artist. Over the last 25 years he has been working as a succesfull figurative art painter and runs his own gallery in Leuven, Belgium. His paintings can be recognized by a strong 3D illusion. His so called "Lonely subjects", in the middle of a big white space, provoke a meaning that is poetic, evocative, and often with a funny witticism. His urge to experiment has led him into the skullmapping adventure, where he uses his artistic know-how into new media art.
By using a profound artistic knowledge, and combining it with the latest technology, Skullmapping tells stories with stunning bespoke visuals. We conceptualize, produce and direct projects from start to finish. We deal with art in an experimental, technology-related way.
This was our very first project as a collective, it was screened at the Anatomic Theater in Leuven during the festival of Kulturama 2010.
Moondance is a projection made for the closing event of Contour 2011. A charming tale that suits all ages.
Custom designed DJ Booth.
We presented a story about a fire bird that fights furiously against a mighty ice evil on New Year's Eve in Antwerp.
We projected the story of Fiere Margriet on a small but charming street, during Leuven in Scene 2012. 'Fiere Margriet' (Proud Margriet) is an old legend from Leuven. In short it tells the story of a young lady who gets mugged and killed by a gang of thieves. They dump her into a river. Her body doesn't sink however, but floats miraculously upstream, surrounded by a magical light.
Thinking Out Of The Box
Mapping project presented at 'Festival van de creativiteit' in Turnhout. Four beamers projecting on three walls and the floor.
Ronde Van Vlaanderen
Mapping project by Filip Sterckx, Antoon Verbeeck and Bart de Melker presented at 'Muur en Mythe' in Geraardsbergen. We placed a real actor on a bike and projected the different scenes on the renewed historical hill 'De muur van Geraardsbergen'.
Mapping project in front of the city house of Hasselt. For this project we worked with a live actor. He interacted with his projected counterpart.
We created a streetmapping project for the Brussels Light festival. We used motion capture to let the dead come to life. But what starts out as a nightmare takes an unexpected turn and even has a romantic ending...
The city of Leuven commissioned us to create an installation at the city cemetery, in an underground crypt where victims of WO1 rest. We decided to create a holographic animation, in which the Belgian soldiers as well as the civilian casualties are commemorated.
The Styx is an immersive multi sensoric virtual reality experience, that can be adapted to any location or venue. Contact us for more info if you would like to book 'The Styx' at your event. Spectators arrive one by one at a predetermined time at the venue. At the entrance, the spectator receives a golden coin. A guide comes to pick them up and guides them into the room. The spectator takes place on a wooden bench and puts on an Oculus Rift (Virtual Reality Headset) and headphones, holding the coin in one hand. The viewer is able to look around 360 degrees in a virtual environment. Because of stereoscopy the spectator has the feeling that they are actually in that virtual world. Not only through 3D vision and 3D sound, but also through other sensoric experiences such as smell and touch. The story we bring is based on the myth of the Styx, the river in Greek mythology that formed the boundary between Earth and the Underworld. Credits Concept / Design / Animation: Antoon Verbeeck + Filip Sterckx Sounddesign: Valentijn Steenhoudt Camera: Pierre Schreuder Commissioned by Leuven in Scène
Le Petit Chef
The world's smallest chef turns your plate into a projected grill. Bon appetit! Get in touch if you would like to purchase a license for this animation or would like us to develop a customized version of this project for your event, restaurant or hotel.
The world smallest chef cooks a typical fish dish, 'Bouillabaisse'... Bon appetit! Get in touch if you would like to purchase a license for this animation or would like us to develop a customized version of this project for your event, restaurant or hotel.
Vtm Christmas Commercial
We made Santa and his snowmen come alive on a Christmas table for Belgian Network VTM.
Skullmapping is an artistic collective founded in 2010 by Filip Sterckx and Antoon Verbeeck. Filip is an award-winning filmmaker and visual artist, and Antoon is a fine arts painter who runs his own gallery. As Skullmapping we create projection mapping projects, VR experiences and holograms. Our passion is to develop stories and present them in a new way, in order to surprise our audience. As a pair with similar goals in art and story-telling, we love to experiment with the latest technology, and push beyond what has been done before.
The world's smallest chef prepares a delicious dessert. Bon appetit! Get in touch if you would like to purchase a license for this animation or would like us to develop a customized version of this project for your event, restaurant or hotel.
Experimental project with dynamic projection mapping
Le Petit Chef in the footsteps of Marco Polo
'Le Petit Chef in the footsteps of Marco Polo' is a two hour dining show that tells the story of how the world's smallest chef followed the route of Marco Polo. The shows 6 course menu takes the guest along a culinary journey across the regions visited by the legendry traveler. The unparalleled 3D show is complimented by a unique gastronomic experience full of fun and surprises.