The landscapes of Ireland inspire Tim Schmelzer as backdrops for his landscape projections. Armed with a unit consisting of mobile projectors and photographic equipment, Tim Schmelzer sets out for selected locations to change how they are perceived using light projections. The photographic and filmed archiving of the projections will deliberately take place in the evening, using twilight as an instrument to balance perception of the interactions between each projection and its surroundings. Furthermore, the perspective form which the photographs will be taken will influence the awareness and the dramatic effect of the entire location.


A coloured and colour-reversed photograph was projected on a 3-metre high rock on the island of Inishbofin, County Galway. The stone can be found on the island’s western coast, near to Royal Oak Cove.  53°37'15.29"N  10°15'22.41"W

The old ruin of a fish smokehouse on the island of Inishbofin serves as a projection object. The concrete construction which is divided into 3 rooms is located on the eastern coast of the island near Rusheen.  53°37'17.84"N   10°11'0.28"W 

The ruins of an old village stand near Brandon Point on the Dingle peninsula in Kerry. Stone figures were placed within the old walls at dusk.  52°17'3.97"N  10° 9'36.35"W 

In the Glanteenassig National Forest Park, on the Dingle peninsular, the lough Slat lies at the foot of the Slieve Mish Mountains. Two pine trees stand next to the shore on a small island.  52°12'23.90"N  10° 2'3.63"W

The 4-metre-high stone formation near the old Conner Pass Street on the Dingle Peninsula in Kerry was transformed during the twilight into the statue of an angel half-submerged in the earth.  52°11'48.34"N 10°12'55.99"W

The unusual geometric shape of the concrete wall along the steep path to Dunquin Pier in Kerry was abstracted and transformed as a pattern onto the cliffs and surrounding environment.  52°7'28.42"N  10°27'37.37"W

Three masks were projected during the night into the group of five old pine trees at Brandon in Kerry. A street light  lit the surrounding with the effect of brighten up the field and walls.  52°16'3.64"N  10° 9'39.37"W

Video projection of animated illustrations by Harry Clarke onto the Baltimore Beacon in West Cork. The several visual elements were animated and sized to fit the beacon’s conical shape. 51°28'25.17"N   9°23'15.83"W   >> index page

The Latin proverb refers to the cubic shape of the ruins in the centre of the 16th century Minard Castle. The castle is located at the Kilmurry Bay on the Dingle Peninsula.  52°7'33.91"N 10°6'37.50"W

In winter, Brandon Pier served as a projection surface for a variety of textual subjects. In the background we have a view of Tralee Bay with the street lights of Stradbally and Castle Gregory.  52°16'7.32"N  10°9'34.96"W

The white statue of Jesus at Slae Head on the Dingle Peninsula is discerned as a black silhouette by the special masking of the projection subject and its strong contrast to the projection light.  52° 5'53.52"N   10°27'18.23"W

52 lookout post´s from ww2 build by the irish defence force was serve as a projection surface for this light art project. The post´s was build at the republic Irelands shore during the emergency.  www.lookoutpst.com  >> index page  

At an abandoned house close to Brandon Point, the projection subject of a diagonal light section was adapted to the selected detail of the camera. The scissors braeke the light section betwen light and darknes.  52°16'34.88"N  10° 9'57.17"W      

The multilate pine is standing in Castle Gregory in Kerry. The place was selectet for sevrel pattern- and video projections, and was also chosen for the "interference" experiment.  52°15'15.12"N   10° 1'18.37"W           

A projection was made at dusk on the spray of breaking waves on Coumeenoole Beach next to Slea Head on the Dingle peninsula. The beach is located at the westernmost point of Ireland.  52° 6'33.30"N  10°27'49.94"W

 


Fermoyle beach This video projection on a stone at Irelands westcoast contains scenes of Super8 films made by Tim Schmelzers family in 1975. The vanished lava stone is located at the west end of Fermoyle beach near Stradbally in Kerry. That place was Tim Schmelzers playground 40 years ago during the summer holidays with his family. The projection in the twilight was a personal tribute to that place where nothing has changed since than. The Super8 filmed childhood documentations where made at the stone and the close surrounding. >> index page

 


Baltimore Beacon Video projection of animated illustrations by Harry Clarke onto the Baltimore Beacon in West Cork, Ireland. Culled from seven illustrations by Harry Clarke, several visual elements were animated and sized to fit Beacon’s conic shape. The images were projected at dusk so the landscape could be filmed for documentation purposes. The Baltimore Beacon is a white-painted stone beacon at the entrance to the harbor at Baltimore, County Cork, Ireland. The conspicuous conical Beacon is 15.2 meters high and 4.6 meters in diameter at the base. >> index page

 


RTE Ireland's National Television and Radio Broadcaster, made a filmed interview about Tim Schmelzer´s light artworks in Ireland. Therefore Tim Schmelzer made an exclusive light projection on the lookoutpost 40 near Brandon in Kerry.  The interview was broadcasted by Nationwide with Anne Cassin in November 2013.

 




Interference “Interference” is an ongoing video projection experiment. The first video projections were implemented and documented in 2016 as a side-activity of Tim Schmelzer’s landscape projects in Ireland. This work involved projecting an image noise for a few moments on objects that stand out in their environment. These were objects that were ill-considerately built, discarded or destroyed by people.