Ghost Ship Amsterdam

Photo credit: Janus van den Eijnden

When 3D projection technologies are combined with water, something magical happens, or at least in the case of this installation by Romania-based architecture collective visualSKIN. They unveiled their latest project at the Amsterdam Light Festival, which basically consists of a 3D projection of a 17-century ship against a backdrop of water. It’s titled “Ghost Ship,” and rightfully so, making use of two intersecting images projected onto perpendicular curtains of water that can be viewed from multiple angles. This ship is based on the Dutch East India Company’s The Amsterdam that was wrecked in a storm during its maiden voyage to Batavia in 1749. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

According to Colossal, “In a fortunate coincidence, and unbeknownst to visualSKIN beforehand, Ghost Ship also rests on the former site of a large water fountain designed by sculptor Albert P. Termote that was removed more than a decade ago.”


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