Fool’s Paradise

Novak/ Ed Carter (UK)


Tales of local folklore projected onto Durham Castle’s walls. 

At first glance, Durham Castle appeared to be a village made up of smaller dwellings. This beautiful projection transformed the ancient structure into a tale of local history and folklore. The installation was accompanied by a specially composed soundtrack by Ed Carter.

NOVAK are an award-winning creative studio based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, who specialise in motion design and immersive experiences. They work with clients across the globe and showcase their work to international audiences. They produce a diverse selection of works and exist in both the artistic and commercial worlds. Through large-scale visual presentation and projection mapping, they create spectacular works that go beyond simple eye candy, but are informed and inspired by the works’ location and social significance. Their work is visually stunning while conveying historical narrative and providing geographical relevance that resonates deeply with broad audiences. In addition, NOVAK create outstanding 2D and 3D motion design for television and web broadcast along with show-stealing visuals that accompany chart-topping musicians around the world.

NOVAK collective also created Voyage for Lumiere Derry-Londonderry 2013 and 195 Piccadilly for Lumiere London 2016.


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