This masterclass introduces the creative and technical aspects of digital video mapping for theatre and live performance, from conception and design to implementation. The class will discuss basic low-fi techniques using QLab to advanced techniques using MadMapper and Lightform.

This session is perfect for theatre-makers looking to understand what’s possible, or for designers looking to advance their technical skills. The first hour focuses on the possibilities of Projection Mapping for the Stage, and the second hour on technical skills.

Please note that during the first part of this masterclass there are samples of other artists’ work that have been muted or cut due to YouTube copyright issues. This doesn’t affect the overall content of the session. However, if you wish to avail of the full recording, please, email us at communications[at]

This masterclass took place on 22 February 2022 on Zoom.

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Conan McIvor is a filmmaker, theatre-maker and video artist who creates experimental films, drama shorts, site-specific installations, immersive environments, large-scale outdoor video projections, in addition to moving-image design for both theatre and live performance. His work has been shown at gallery spaces, International film festivals, National theatres, off-Broadway, on National Television, and is held as part of the Arts Council NI’s permanent collection. Recent video design includes Belfast Ensemble’s MASS for Outburst Arts Festival 2021 and The Playhouse’s The White Handkerchief marking the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday at The Guildhall Derry. Upcoming productions include RTÉ Concert Orchestra performing Leonard Cohen at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre Dublin and Belfast Ensemble’s Abomination at The Abbey Theatre Dublin and Lyric Theatre Belfast.

Conan McIvor Website


sKēnographia is presented in association with Project Arts Centre.

The first & second series were funded by The Arts Council Theatre Resource & Development Scheme 2021 & 2022.

The third series is funded under The Arts Council Arts Grant Funding Scheme 2024. 

COFFEE & WINE SPILLS are presented in association with Irish Theatre Institute.

Featured Music by Lux Alma