Amid working on projects for the likes of Elton John or brands such as Range Rover, Kate Dawkins Studio has made a name for itself as the go-to team for creating large scale, high-impact memorial experiences. In the last three years alone, it has worked on two World War One events as well as a commemorative event in June, which marked 75 years since the D-Day landings.
Studio founder Kate Dawkins first worked on a memorial piece for World War I Remembered: Passchendaele, named after the Belgian town where the Third Battle of Ypres took place. The project was several months in the making, and revolved around the Cloth Hall, a building at the heart of the main square in Ypres, which was used as a canvas for some impressive projection mapping. The almost hour-long experience recounted the story of the battle, and saw 58 projectors beam 133,632,000 pixels across the front, clock tower and side facades of the Hall.
“[The soldiers’] families were still around so it was about being very careful and respectful to them, but also making sure it lives on in the … minds of a younger audience,” Dawkins tells CR.