The Rising 2016 Son et Lumiere on G.P.O.
Marking the actual anniversary dates of the 1916 Rising 24th-29th April this spectacular event will see the projection onto the facade of the G.P.O. the story of the Easter rising using 3D video mapping technology.
Using the headquarters of the Provisional Government of Ireland as a screen this event will be played out 3 times a night to thousands of spectators on O’Connell St and to millions worldwide on the internet.
Designed by Sinn Féin National Commemorations using the world leaders in this technology Nuformer from Holland this visual arts project will last as long as a physical statue as a tribute to 1916.
Currently this project is on hold because the Minister for Communications Energy & Natural Resources the Labour TD Alex White has instructed An Post not to give permission for the G.P.O. to be used.
A formal request to the Minister for permission resulted in a call from an Irish Times journalist to say permission was going to be denied. We still have had no response from the Minister.
The only interaction required with the building is for the lights to be turned off and a temporary blind to cover the ground floor windows during the projection.
We are still pursuing this project.