An Encounter With Lux Prima
The Marciano Art Foundation
april 18-21st 2019
los Angeles, California
What was it?
To quote the Marciano Art Foundation website description:
Karen O and Danger Mouse will premier their multisensory art installation this spring at Los Angeles’ Marciano Art Foundation. “An Encounter with Lux Prima,” an immersive, communal listening experience soundtracked by the pair’s forthcoming album, unites their singular creative vision with groundbreaking audiovisual technologies. “An Encounter” sees the duo collaborate with an illustrious cast of fellow artists including creative director Barnaby Clay (David Bowie—“Life On Mars” Revisited, SHOT!), Oscar-nominated sound designer Ren Klyce (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Fight Club), renowned lighting designer Tobias Rylander(Robyn, The xx, FKA twigs), visual artist Davy Evans and creative consultant Warren Fu (Daft Punk, The Weeknd, Depeche Mode) to bring Lux Prima to life. Further collaborating with projection mapping innovator Travis Threlkel—co-founder and chief creative officer of MSG’s Obscura Digital, George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound and Meyer Sound, the installation plays across every sense and is intended as the living, touring nucleus of the duo’s forthcoming collaborative album, Lux Prima.
“An Encounter with Lux Prima” premiered at Los Angeles’ Marciano Art Foundation featuring this immersive semi-permanent installation serving as a communal listening experience. The boquet of audio-visual technologies enhanced the already ethereal and inspiring Lux Prima, a collaborative album by both Karen O and Dangermouse.
My role in this project was as the lead developer for the projection mapping portion of this immersive experience. I created a system by which I could pre-vis, run show control, calibrate, and communicate with projectors in coordination with a variety of collaborators including technical directors, producers, light console operators, artists, and lighting designers.
Collaborators of this project include: Karen O, Dangermouse, Barnaby Clay (David Bowie - “Life on Mars” Revisited, SHOT! ), Ren Klyce (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Fight Club), Tobias Rylander (Robyn, The xx, FKA twigs), Davy Evans, Warren Fu (Daft Punk, The Weeknd, Depece Mode), Skywalker Sound, and Meyer Sound.