Love Story Unfolds On City Streets With The Help Of Moving Projections
Some people believe that when we sleep, our souls leave our bodies and take off for a walk, exploring the world around us while no one’s watching. Sure, it flies in the face of everything we know about psychoanalysis and dreams as reflections of our unconscious, but thinking of dreams as adventures lived out by our spirits while our bodies rest is a much more fun and fantastical theory to subscribe to.
In the video Homeless, above, by VJSuave (Ceci Soloaga and Ygor Marotta), two vagrants sleep on the streets of São Paulo. Suddenly, we see their spirits depart from their bodies to take an evening stroll around the deserted city. A bearded man and pig-tailed girl galavant around the city, hopping from building to building as if performing a joyous dance. Finally, the two meet and fall in love, a beautiful metaphor for two souls finding one another against the odds.
The quaintness of the story and animations belies the ingenuity of the project’s technique. Literally using the city streets as the backdrop for their tale, VJSuave projected their characters onto São Paulo’s buildings, streets and walls by strapping their projector to a moving car, painting the city while driving past and filming the story as it unfolded in the process.
This same technique was used in Run, released in April this year. At that time our Brazil team interviewed the duo about their creative process. Check out the making-of Homeless video below to get a better idea of how their production process works.