ATTYÉF AL’MEDINA

ATTYÉF AL’MEDINA

Interactive Shadow Projection in Tunisia
Premiered in September 2016
Produced at INTERFERENCE Light Festival
Presented at Dar Sharif, Tunis, Tunisia

ATTYÉF AL’MEDINA اطياف المدينة (»Illusions of the Medina«) is an interactive installation developed impromptu and on-site within three days at the INTERFERENCE Festival in Tunis, Tunisia.

We found our venue in the Dar Sharif, a long abandoned ruin of a former noble residence in the historical city centre. The projec- tion was installed in the courtyard on a surface partly covered by ornamental tiles. Some of the embellishments had disintegrated while others had been removed, revealing different layers of textures on the wall.

In our installation the visitors‘ shadows were cast onto the raised surface, influencing the appearance of these layers and the am- bient sound in different ways. Their bodies turned into a source of light, shadow, sound and movement, uncovering the former and present beauty — and thus motivating them to experiment with the atmosphere of the magical building.

Credits:

Created by Xenorama (Lorenz Potthast, Marcel Bückner, Moritz Richartz, Richard Oeckel, Tim Heinze)

Many thanks to our helpers and guides from INTERFERENCE Light Art Project Tunis and Bettina Pelz for inviting us.

Making Of