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 Scène 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...