Le Monde des Montagnes (The World of Mountains)

Camille Scherrer

In Le Monde des Montagnes (The World of Mountains) (2008), Swiss artist Camille Scherrer blended low and high technologies to push story books into an interactive realm. She created a kind of digital fairy tale, enlisting both her background in illustration and new-media art. As the viewer turns the pages of an ordinary book, a nearby computer monitor displays mysterious animations of birds and snowflakes on the same pages. Scherrer created this magical illusion with custom software and a reading lamp that contains a hidden camera. The artist revives traditional, beloved illustrated books by visually augmenting our experience of the printed page.


 
 

Image courtesy of the artist and ECAL 2008 diploma - software: Julien Pilet, CV-lab - EPFL+ECAL lab

Image courtesy of the artist and ECAL 2008 diploma – software: Julien Pilet, CV-lab – EPFL+ECAL lab