The Sun Stone is the most famous of all Aztec artworks: a huge, three meter wide stone intricately carved with figures and symbols. The stone tells the story of the birth and destruction of our world, and the Gods who gave their lives to recreate the world for us humans.
First, we made an exact copy of the physical stone. Then, we recreated the stone in the animation software, so we could make the stone come to life. Finally, the animation was projected onto the stone. This creates the suggestion of movement in the stone: a magical effect.
With extra projections to the left and right of the stone, the animation explains how the Aztec universe was created by the Gods who sacrificed themselves; and to repay them, the humans have to bring offerings to the Gods. Once visitors have been to the Sun Stone theatre, they have a much better understanding of the Aztec world view.
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