Ariadne’s Journey | A projection mapping performance inspired by the world of Knossos

12 April, 2018 News

“Ariadne’s Journey” is an audio-visual experience, which combines innovative techniques of projection mapping with 2D/3D animation, while set to an original musical score. Between cinematic narrative and installation art, viewers of all ages are invited to experience an adventure in three dimensions.

Ariadne leaves behind city life to explore an imaginary world made up of images both familiar and strange, where mythology, archaeology, and a dreamlike universe entangle within a colourful puzzle of fantasy and curiosity. Ancient ruins begin transforming, frescoes come to life and an awe-inspiring presence awaits its revelation.

An Integrated Systems Laboratory production of the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of NCSR “Demokritos”, presents a hybrid intersection of Virtual Reality and Projection Mapping that broadens horizons for exploring the possibilities and uses of digital reconstitution, alongside original storytelling onto a physical construction. The real world augments digitally, immersing the audience into a unique aesthetic experience.

Before the screening, a short introduction of iGuide Knossos, a virtual reality cultural guide, will take place.

Title: Ariadne’s Journey || Date: 25-26 April || Art Exhibition

With the support of GSRT.

Production Team

Research, Script, Concept Art: Christos Bourantas, Giorgos Farazis, Sofia Mitsigola, Christina Thomopoulos

Introduction – Christos Bourantas
Chapter I – Giorgos Farazis, Christina Thomopoulos
Chapter II – Sofia Mitsigola, Christos Bourantas
Chapter III – Christos Bourantas
Chapter IV – Christina Thomopoulos, Alexandra Papagianni

3D Modelling, Texturing, Animation: Christos Bourantas, Giorgos Farazis
Game level design: Sofia Mitsigola, Christos Bourantas
Additional 3D Modelling, Animation: Sofia Mitsigola
PBR Materials, Multi-physics Simulation, 3D Volume Effects: Giorgos Farazis

2D Sketches, Watercolors: Christina Thomopoulos
2D Animation & additional watercolors: Alexandra Papagianni
2D Character Animation: Alexandra Papagianni

Montage, Compositing, Post-production: Christos Bourantas, Giorgos Farazis

Music, Sound Design, Mixing: Dimitris Apostolakidis
Foley Artist: Aggeliki Tsoutra
Mastering: Sweetspot Production Studio

Screenplay: Christina Thomopoulos, Giorgos Farazis

Narration: Christina Thomopoulos, Dimitris Apostolakidis

Poster Design: Alexandra Papagianni, Christos Bourantas

Set Design: Giorgos Farazis, Christos Bourantas, Sofia Mitsigola
Projection Mapping Supervision: Christos Bourantas
Set Construction: Thanassis Thalassinos

Production: Integrated Systems Laboratory, IIT, NCSR “Demokritos”

Scientific Coordinator: Stelios C. A. Thomopoulos


Siemens reconciliation research fund
Research Project SYNTELESIS (MIS 5002521) Operational Programme
«Competitiveness, Entrepreneurialship and Innovation» ESPA 2014-2020
SMART Camp – ISL Internal Project
NCSR “Demokritos” Director’ Internal Fund

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