In 2018 I was commissioned by the Presidio Trust, to create a proof of concept after-dark projected artwork that would demonstrate the potential of after-dark video installation to activate buildings with stories at night. This installation was designed to be projected onto two sets of windows, in a then unused building, which was the site of a former military barracks in San Francisco's Presidio.
The video work, called Portrait of an Enlisted Soldier, shares the photographs of Tucker Beckett, a solider, who was stationed in these barracks at the Presidio in 1912-14, as a series of short video loops, with narrated soundtrack from his diary.
Unfortunately the final projected artwork was not completed due to unforeseen circumstances. I have repurposed the video, now with sound, and colorized photographs as an augmented video piece that can be viewed through a smart phone to view the video on the facade windows of the former Infantry buildings on the main parade ground of the Presidio.
The video's would be viewed as 4 separate video's onto 4 windows each about 2 minutes in length. This augmented video or projected video piece could be presented onto the Presidio Hotel, Walt Disney Museum, California Society of Pioneers or Futures without Borders.
The following is raw video of Portrait of an Enlisted solider, sharing photographs by Tucker Beckett with excerpts narrated from his diary. This video was originally conceived as projected video onto the windows of building 102 in the Presidio of San Francisco.
This is a proof of concept demo showing the viewer pointing their smart phone to view one of the videos at the windows of the former Presidio barracks building.
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