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Projection Mapping: ISE is coming to town

Barcelona | Projection Mapping at Casa Batllo is back this year as a present of ISE to the people of Barcelona. The world’s largest AV show is not only drawing 10.000’s of trade visitors to the Fira Gran Via trade fair center but is also extending into the city. Already in the past two years, ISE cooperated with Casa Batllo and the City of Barcelona by bringing projection mapping to the city. Free for ISE visitors and for the people of Barcelona to enjoy.

Spring weather is back this year and with it projection mapping. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of ISE and the 200th anniversary of Passeig de Gràcia, one of the major avenues in Barcelona and home to Casa Batlló, ISE is sponsoring a projection mapping on the façade of the iconic Gaudí building.

Following Refik Anadol’s mappings in 2022 and 2023, Casa Batlló has once again invited a renowned digital artist to transform the building into a canvas for technology-driven art. This year’s artist, Sofia Crespo, is a pioneer in exploring organic life and its evolution through Artificial Intelligence. Co-founder of Entangled Others Studio, Sofia is best known for her work with neural networks and machine learning, along with her huge interest in biology-inspired technologies.

Sofia Crespo’s mapping at Casa Batlló will take place on 27 January (first session: 21:00, last session: 22:30) and 28 January (first session: 19:00, last session: 22:30) and will be also live-streamed on the Casa Batlló website. The music for the performance, created by Robert M. Thomas, a renowned generative composer, features local performers such as organist Juan de la Rubia and the string quartet Cosmos Quartet. The collaboration extends to the Palau de la Música Catalana and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, showcasing a unique blend of art, technology, and scientific collaboration. Events on both days can be attended free of charge.