Text size
  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Standard
  • Blue text on blue
  • High contrast (Yellow text on black)
  • Blue text on beige

    Using a projected tromp l'oeil to highlight a church interior from the outside

    Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2010)

    London, UK, 5 - 7 July 2010


    A. Hoeben


    The St. Willibrordus Church in the city centre of Utrecht (The Netherlands) is a prime example of the Gothic Revival architecture. The richly decorated church interior is, unfortunately, one of the best kept secrets of the city. In the semi-permanent art installation presented in this paper, imagery showing the church interior is projected on the outside walls of the entrance of the church. By projecting onto a spherical mirror suspended from the entrance ceiling, the projection is reflected onto three walls and the ceiling. The resulting image, when seen from the street-level outside, creates a perspective illusion. This paper shows how the installation was implemented in the church in an unobtrusive way, and explains the calibration system that was developed for determining the pre-distortions required to project the Trompe L'Oeil.


    PDF filePDF Version of this Paper (7,098kb)

    EVA 2010: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts cover

    Print copies of EVA 2010
    ISBN 978-1-906124-65-6
    RRP £85

    Available from the BCS bookshop