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Ludwig II • projections on GiantMirror
Ludwig II • projections on GiantMirror
Ludwig II • projections on GiantMirror
Ludwig II • projections on GiantMirror

Ludwig II

Vienna, Austria
March 2017

Set designer Peter Bauer puts King Ludwig II in a contemporary setting with GiantMirror as eye-catcher.

Bauer used GiantMirror as a reflecting rear panel to make the austere black and white scene look like a gigantic reflex camera emphasizing the dark mood of the play.

The semi-transparent mirror foil is mounted on a custom-made truss frame measuring 6 metres in height and 10 metres in width, spanning the entire stage and also serving as a projection surface.

ShowTex installed an RP Grey projection screen in a second truss frame behind the mirror to create even more depth, resulting in a unique combination of front projection on the mirror and rear projection on the screen.

The giant mirror construction tilts forward during the play, offering the audience a unique view of the stage and the lavish costumes of the actors. The actors also interact with the different projections by means of smaller mirrors and videomapping.