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Date(s) - 04/06/2022 - 05/06/2022
12:00 am - 6:00 pm

Ugly Duck


‘Narrating Structures’ Videomapping workshop is an intensive workshop led by Dr Blanca Regina. We introduce projection mapping and immersive space design in a hands-on weekend workshop in the centre of London. In this workshop, we will look at diverse techniques for producing audiovisual projects in architectural spaces and objects and their application in artistic and creative practice.

Where: Ugly Duck 47/49 Tanner Street SE1 3PL
When: Sat 4th & Sunday 5th, June 2022 From 12 pm (noon) to 6 pm.
Tickets and price – 15 people maximum – £160 for the weekend


The 2-day workshop is presented in sections with hands-on practice.

1st Session >> Saturday
– Introduction to the mentors and presentation of their work in this field.
– Study multiple video mapping projects.
(Lunch break)
– Introduction to MadMapper 5
– Hands-on
– Projection mapping on different surfaces.
– Hands-on

2nd Session >> Sunday
– Recap and Questions.
– Technical specifications.
– Syphon and OBS
– Introduction to Key, Midi, and OSC Controls with MadMapper.
– Hands-on
(Lunch break)
– Creating content and live techniques for performances, installations, and streaming
– Creation and presentation of a specific project.
– Hands-on
– Short demos by participants and closing considerations.

At the end of this workshop you will be able to:
– Create various projections simultaneously
– Shape light into objects and spaces
– Learn how to stream your mapping content into a streaming service.
– Project management and networking with local and international communities.

This workshop is for artists, graphic designers, architects, and anybody interested.
Supported by Garage Cube & MadMapper

Tech requirements:

The workshop provides one projector per student and includes a 1-month full access temporal license of MadMapper and entitles the participants to an educational discount on MadMapper software purchases.

Bring your computer with mini display port adaptors if you use Mac. This workshop is oriented to Mac and PC users. A Mac laptop with Osx 10.7 is recommended. 10.6 is not supported.
You can bring also If you have, a midi controller, projector, model/shape you want to map on, or Minimad)
If you need to rent any equipment (computer) for the workshop please do get in touch.

About the mentors

Dr Blanca Regina Pérez-Bustamante is an artist, independent curator, and educator based in London. She is currently creating audiovisual performances, sound works, installations, and films. Her research and practice encompass video mapping, sound art, moving images, performance, and multimedia events.

She has taught more than 30 video mapping workshops worldwide including Ugly Duck since 2018 in London. In 2019, she developed the research project ‘ Immersive Pipeline’ at Goldsmiths University, looking at immersive audiovisual environments and translating artworks to multiple digital formats. She is the founder of Unpredictable Series and has curated a series of sound and visual art events in London at Cafe OTO, OTO Projects, Iklectik, Ray’s Jazz at Foyles, Waterstones, and Portland Hall (CREAM/the University of Westminster). Supporters of our projects include Cream, Crisap, Sound & Music, and Arts Council England.

She is currently a lecturer at Ravensbourne University, London. From 2014 to 2021 she was an associate lecturer at the Event and Experience Design department at the University of Kent. From 2011-to 2014 she was visiting research fellow at Chelsea College of Arts & Design at the University of the Arts London. In 2010, she received a doctorate in Humanities from University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, with the thesis: The VJ and audiovisual performance: towards a radical aesthetic of postmodernism.

Pierre Bouvier Patron

Pierre Bouvier Patron is a visual artist based in London. He is currently working with different media, such as digital video and film, exploring the boundaries between them and creating moving image works, performances, and installations. He has developed various practices and skills in experimental film, documentary films, music videos, etc.

He is involved in video screenings and video performances, solo or in collaboration, with musicians such as Syd Kemp, Steve Beresford, Neil Charles, and artist Blanca Regina, among others. His work has been shown in France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany, etc.

His latest works include Unpredictable: Conversations with Improvisers, a series of 12 videos about improvisers in the UK, and music videos for Ben Marc. His work also includes extensive participation with collectives such as Unpredictable Series, Strange Umbrellas, and several festivals such as Sonic Waterloo, Art of Improvisers, and Alterations Festivals.