visualSKIN, a group of visual artists from Transylvania, created a light projection installation that is both brilliant and beautiful. During the Amsterdam Light Festival, they projected what they have titled “Ghost Ship,” a 3D ship seen as curtains of water and light.

The Romania-based group literally made a splash with their 17th century style ship projected against a watery backdrop, using a technique that involves intersecting two images onto perpendicular veils of water. The result? A three-dimensional ship viewable from practically any angle. The team, composed of Virgiliu Guraliuc, Alexandra Suciu, Daiana Folea and Mihai Baba, have really outdone themselves.

The piece they created is in reference to The Amsterdam, a Dutch East India Company ship wrecked by a storm during its maiden voyage en route to Batavia back in 1749. However, in a very cool coincidence, visualSKIN did not know about a former large water fountain also called Ghost Ship. The fountain, designed by a sculptor named Albert P. Termote, was removed over 10 years ago. Its location is the same one where the light installation was projected!

Here are some behind the scenes pics and preview shots (tested in Lake Zell, Austria):

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And here are some of the actual projection:

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To know about visualSKIN’s projects, visit their website. Thanks for reading!