Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Worship Wallpapers...

How much imagery is too much?

Back in the fall Collide Magazine ran an article by Camron Ware, and his work really caught my eye. He uses projectors and lighting to transform auditoriums into different spaces. Some of the scenes are incredible. It's almost as if your walls become a monitor and you just pick whatever desktop wallpaper you want for the occasion.


For more examples check out Camron's site at visualworshiper.com or check out his Flickr Feed.

You could really run with themes and certain designs for specific messages. I like this idea, and aside from the expense, I wonder if there are any drawbacks to this kind of setup. Would this enhance the purpose of the church, or would it be distracting? I'd like to see this setup in person, but I have a feeling that I would find it appealing.

What's your take?

2 comments:

Jeff Myers said...

I LOVE THIS! I've never been a big fan of tons of "concert lighting" in worship service, but I could totally get into this. It really lends itself better to an atmosphere of worship. Very classy and very edgy all at once.
Jeff

Travis Penn said...

Jeff, this picture is from the First Baptist Church of Lodi, CA. Looks like it's about 50 miles from where you're at. Maybe you could drop in sometime and tell me what it looks like in person. :)

http://www.fbclodi.org/