Box

5 minutes

Where does reality end and begin? Projection mapping is shifting the boundaries

In Box, the San Francisco-based design boutique Bot & Dolly uses robotics and projection-mapping technology, which allows for complex light displays on irregular surfaces, to create an augmented digital reality. Set to an engrossing, visceral soundtrack, the incredible live performance is a 21st-century exploration of space and movement.

Director: Bot & Dolly

Producer: Julia Gottlieb

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