Romanian architecture collective visualSKIN builds upon the maritime history of the city by projecting an eerie apparition along the surface of the surrounding water.
ghost ship’ is an illusion of a 3-dimensional, 17th century boat, rendered by two intersecting planar projections — beamed onto vertical, perpendicular planes of water.
The artwork is not only nocturnal mirage in the low-lit urban landscape but also a retro-futuristic hologram, simply using water curtains and old-fashioned stage lights.
The wind plays an important role in achieving the dreamy and haunting quality — when it picks up and blows against the arching streams of water, the image wavers, appearing to the viewer as sort of tactile magnetic field.
All photos © Janus van den Eijnden