Pasos de Luz, permanent audiovisual night experience at Mayan archaeological site of Dzibilchaltún
6 projection mapping shows, monumental lighting y sound
Dzibilchaltún, Mérida, Yucatán
Pasos de Luz is presented in a new and dynamic format that invites the public to walk a tour of audiovisual installations. A total of 7 stops with video-mapping, projections on trees, music, sound effects and narrations in different environments of the archaeological site enhance the interest of the public to be surprised by each new installation of the route.
The tour, which is just 1 km long, passes through some of the main landmarks of the site: Sacbé, Cenote, Central Plaza, Chapel, Pyramid and Mayan Village, and is designed to be visited in groups of approximately 20 to 30 people, who complete it in about1 hour.
Maizz Visual has directed the design of the experience, the script, the art concept and production of the 3D graphic animation content for the 6 spaces with videomapping projection. Contents that posed the challenge of capturing the creative concept on surfaces as different as an open chapel, a grove, a pyramid or jungle huts.
The narrative, worked in conjunction with the INAH archeologists, focuses on Dzibilchaltún, its history and significance, that of its historical inhabitants, as well as notes on the Mayan culture. A total of 7 stops are sound-tracked with pieces that integrate voice-overs, audio FX and music gradually immersing the viewer in the experience.
The artistic and architectural lighting of Pasos de Luz has been designed and programmed by SGM Lighting Latin America. A remarkable work that enhances the entire architectural ensemble and bathes most of the visible buildings of the archaeological site in light so that they can be admired at night.
Eight Panasonic Laser video projectors with 13,000 and 16,000 lumens of brightness are used to project over the 6 spaces. Every day a team of video technicians is in charge of assembling and disassembling the projectors and adjusting the content in each installation.