This year, for the first time, the Petra Light Festival was held in Jordan, where participants brought the The Treasury to life with projection mapping. A Hungarian company, Maxin10sity, was also represented at the event, reports Index.
Maxin10sity was invited to the festival earlier this year to create a projection mapping of The Treasury building in the ruined city of Petra. It is special because until now there had never been project mapping on the building, or in Petra in general, because of its historical and religious significance.
Projection mapping is an art form that combines programming, projection and animation. The projected image is created in such a way that it adapts to the space, so that the animation takes advantage of the projected surface.
With this invitation, the Hungarian company was one of the few artists to be represented at the event and create a stunning piece for one of Jordan’s most famous buildings.
Petra, originally known to its inhabitants as Raqmu, is a historic and archaeological city in southern Jordan. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985, and UNESCO has described Petra as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”.
The Treasury. Photo: Pixabay
In 2007, Petra was voted one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. The Treasury, or Al-Khazneh, is one of the most elaborate temples in Petra. As with most of the other buildings in this ancient town, this structure was also carved out of a sandstone rock face.