Lights On

Virtual Projection Mapping

“Lights On” is a virtual projection mapping installation programme which showcases George Town’s diverse cultural and historical landscapes through pulsating lights and swimming patterns projected onto a small mockup of the heritage city. “Lights On” is accompanied by two main components: a one-month-long virtual residency programme and a virtual exhibition. The virtual residency programme aims to select six residency artists to create their micro projection mapping designs under the guidance of professional advisors and curators. Meanwhile, the virtual exhibition showcases the residency artists’ designs, which will be projected onto a micro mockup of the heritage city of George Town. “Lights On” is scheduled to be streamed live via the George Town Festival social media platforms, alongside a sharing session participated by the residency artists of the virtual residency programme. “Lights On” is presented by the George Town Festival in collaboration with Filamen, EPSON Malaysia and FabU.

Virtual Residency Selections

1. Kery Ramadhani Utomo Indonesia
Tan Yun Ru Malaysia
2. MXC Creative Studio Vietnam
3. MOTIONLAB Romania
4. Jose Roberto Gutierrez Palma Mexico
5. Tan Sher Lynn Malaysia
Kam Yew Chee Malaysia
6. Adrianus Harris Indonesia
7. Sofia Munira Binti Mohd Shamsunahar Malaysia

Open Call for Projection Mapping Virtual Residency

For many creatives, the new normal brings new ways of creating. That’s why we are venturing into the world of digital media while adapting to the new normal. In collaboration with Filamen, George Town Festival is set to turn a micro version of George Town into a tech-powered, story-telling beauty in its virtual projection mapping installation programme, “Lights On”!

But first, we are seeking local and international tech-savvy artists, designers, and creative geniuses for our virtual residency programme. The virtual residency programme is a gathering of artists who will work in sync, support one another and use this change of pace to think and create differently. It embodies the idea of making arts accessible to all, regardless of age, ethnicity, or background, as well as providing opportunities for more people to experience the arts in their communities. The virtual residency programme will run for one month under the guidance of professional advisors and curators. The selected residency artists will be required to take part in a sharing session which will be held alongside the virtual exhibition in July this year.

So don’t miss the opportunity to turn the micro version of George Town into a story-telling display of colours, lights and sounds. If you think you can connect viewers to the city’s diverse cultural and historical landscapes through cutting-edge visual spectacle, then submit your portfolio to join our virtual residency programme. Each applicant may choose to participate in the programme as an individual or in a group. Only six (6) applicants will be selected. Each participant / group will be awarded with a RM1,000 (One Thousand Ringgit Malaysia Only) stipend.

So start sorting your portfolio today. Register and submit your portfolio by 30 April 2021 at 11.59pm (GMT+8). No entry fee is required.

We look forward to your work!



10 July 2021



Streaming Platforms:

George Town Festival Facebook Page & YouTube Channel

Sharing Session


12 July 2021





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