I worked with video artist Refik Anadol and a highly talented team to direct a section of this ambitious projection mapping project at Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
The visuals accompanied a performance of Edgard Varèse's Visions Of America and was conducted by Esa-pekka Salonen. The twenty two minute performance utilised a number of techniques, from real-time audio generative software to using a Kinnect to capture the conductors body movements.
I directed and animated a four and half minute pre-rendered section based on the evolution of technology; from the mechanical and industrial to the biological and informational. Human figures are bound into and transformed within the process. The section ends with the shattering of a giant Christ like figure.
I wanted the piece to a have a retro futurist feel. Marshall McLuhen’s The Medium Is The Massage, Metropolis, Alien, Futurism and Antony Gormley were all references.
The project was challenging not least in we had to provide 6K footage from three different camera angles. Also the entire concept of project changed a couple of months into production. Originally the project was to be based on Berlioz’s choral symphony, Romeo and Juliet. You can see some concept work I produced for that project here.
This was a remix I did using the footage.
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With special thanks to Refik Anadol
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