Travis Threlkel and Louie Psihoyos will project images of endangered species onto the Empire State Building on Saturday, August 1st, in an art event meant to draw attention to endangered species and promote an upcoming documentary “Racing Extinction”.
Threlkel is CCO of Obscura, one of the leaders in the projection mapping technology, and Psihoyos is a world renowned photographer and documentary film director known for his still photography and contributions to National Geographic. Their collaborative project will not be one to miss! Using 40 stacked, 20,000-lumen projectors on the roof of a building on West 31st Street, Threlkel and Psihoyos, director of the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove” , will be illuminating the night with a looping reel showing what Mr. Psihoyos calls a “Noah’s ark” of animals. A snow leopard, manta rays, along with snakes, birds and various mammals and sea creatures will be projected onto a space 375 feet tall and 186 feet wide covering 33 floors of the southern face of the Empire State Building.
To read more about the artists and project please visit The New York Times.