TRANSKUTAN | Analogously produced Projection Mapping

“Transkutan” is a medical term that describes the transition of a substance through the skin. In our projection show we explore the omniscalar coherence between architecture and body, between facade and skin.

The animation follows a fictitious travel through different layers of the human skin. It starts with microscopic cellular processes, investigates the facade as membrane and finally lets parts of the human body interact with the architectural shapes.

To achieve the desired visual effects we developed a unique workflow that uses analog and organic animation techniques. Therefore we created physical models of the facade in different sizes and materials that were filmed with a special, synchronized camera setup.


Premiered in August 2016
Presented at Schlosslichtspiele 2016
Curated by ZKM | Center for Art and Media

Art Direction: Marcel Bückner, Lorenz Potthast, Moritz Richartz, Tim Georg Heinze, Richard Oeckel

Animation: Marcel Bueckner, Lorenz Potthast, Moritz Richartz
Animation Assistance: Tim Georg Heinze, Richard Oeckel, Clemens Nagel
Camera Operator: Marcel Bückner, Moritz Richartz
Model building: Lorenz Potthast, Moritz Richartz

Music & Sound Design: Tim Heinze, Richard Oeckel (Solar Nexus)

Documentation: Moritz Richartz