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The idea

To raise awareness for the Syria Crisis on its three year anniversary, Save the Children asked us to create a video-mapping show for a candlelit vigil in Trafalgar Square, shining a light on the plight of the millions of Syrian people caught up in the conflict. Street artist Banksy reworked his famous piece 'There Is Always Hope' for the campaign, so this was to form a key part of the show.

The canvas

The show took place in Trafalgar Square with Nelson's Column as its centrepiece. Around the Column we set out a number of glass jars, which we then lit with projected candlelight in the shape of a world map.

The physics

The projection was mapped to the canvas using our custom-built pixel-perfect mapping software, MIMO, and accompanied by a 3D soundscape by Martin Ware of the Human League.

The experience

The vigil was attended by hundreds of people, who gathered in Trafalgar Square to show their support for Syria. As well as Banksy and Martin Ware, other celebrity supporters included actor Idris Elba, footballer Ronaldo and rock band Elbow.

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