Kite Projections

Combining things I like doing, I decided to project images onto a flying kite.

For the Lotto Kites International 2011 in Oostende, I dragged a projector onto the beach and experimented with a number of projections on a rectangular white kite. The kite was created by Tessa Schlechtriem days before the festival for this purpose.

In the original ambitious plan, the kite would be fitted with 4 infrared trackers so the projection could be automatically mapped on the kite. This system was not finished in time so I ended up aiming the projection at the kite manually through a combination of physically orienting the projector and moving the image around in the projection. Because there was no background to the kites, this worked out fine.


Ostende Lotte Kites International 2011