Kristjana S Williams‘ latest work appears both inside and outside the famous Rio hotel. There are illustrated maps over the reception and concierge desks and a window exhibit depicting various host Olympic cities – including London, Athens and Rio and 2020’s host, Tokyo – which runs behind the hotel and can be viewed from Avenida Nossa Senhora.
The projection work consists of a series of animations of butterflies which are beamed onto the building for ten minutes each evening at 7pm. Each butterfly bears a different country’s flag on its wings, reflecting the particular nations who have had success at the Olympics that day. The light shows have been co-directed and animated with Darren Hanson.
Kristjana S Williams is represented by Outline Artists, see also kristjanaswilliams.com. Client: Belmond (Eva Ziegler & Andrea Natal). Creative Director: Adrian Hulf. Animation and Co-Direction on Projections: Darren Hanson