Media Artist + Art Director
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Manifest

A multi-sensory live music performance

Manifest (2017)

Manifest (2017)

Manifest is a music-driven gallery of technology-enabled art in collaboration with live-performing musicians. 

Manifest 1.0

Manifest 1.0

Driven by Sunni Colon's new album, the experience guides the audience through a multi-dimensional world that reconfigures perceptions of time and space. 

The Onboard

The Onboard

Inspired by sci-fi films, we created an intricate onboarding process before people entered the performance space. In collaboration with Design Director Melisa Dougherty and Interactive Designer Skylar Jessen, we developed a sensory deprivation tunnel that each person entered in alone with a custom ID.

The Onboard

The Onboard

Each generative color ID was driven by emotional data translated from a text response to the question "when was a time you felt most alone?" The tunnel transforms from pitch-black darkness to color based on presence. 

The Lighting

The Lighting

With over 75 Philips Color Kinetic LED fixtures lining the rim of the rounded performance space and yards of LED Neopixel tape inside the center enclosure, we had every type of color combination and lighting cue you could possibly imagine. 

The Performance Space

The Performance Space

Sunni Colon saw his music as a force, much like light, that energized an environment. It was not important for him to be seen, but rather for people to feel his presence. Throughout the 45 minute performance, Sunni stayed hidden from view inside a light-up chamber in the middle of the listening area. 

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The Performance Space

The Performance Space

Audience members were encouraged to lie down and meditate on pillows throughout the performance. Many did not realize there was a live performer in the room with them. Curious individuals were often rewarded with a glimmer of someone behind the glass. 

The Show

The Show

The intimate performance space brought music listening experiences to an immersive level like never before. With a custom quadrophonic, live mixing audio system using Ableton and Max for Live, audience members likened the experience to that of a sound bath. 

SURFACE MAGAZINE

SURFACE MAGAZINE

"The installation’s engagement of multiple senses doesn’t just heighten the experience of sound, but in the absence of phones and other worldly distractions, it also consumes its visitors’ total awareness. By adjusting perception and in turn, reality, this immersion, Colón suggests, simply asks that we be present."

CREDITS

CREDITS

Direction

Art Director: Yo-Yo Lin

Design Director: Melisa Dougherty

Creative Director: Steve Dabal

Executive Producer:  Jordan Caldwell

Environment

Architect: Jules Molloy 

Lighting Designer: Dominick Chang

Build Manager: Robert Morris

Lead Carpenter: Jay Miller

Lighting Consultant: Jordan Frand

Interactive

Interactive Design & Art Director: Skylar Jessen

Movement Consultant: Tara O’Con

Creative Technologist: Wipawe Sirikolkarn

Electrical Consultant: Aaron Parsekian 

Sound

Musician + Engineer: Dillon Pace 

Audio Supervisor: Joanna Fang 

Audio Designer + Technician: David Britton 

Audio Designer + Integration Specialist: Michael Matchen 

Audiovisual Coordinator: Chris Robinson

Content

Graphic / Web Designer: John Provencher

EPK Director of Photography: Griffin Yu

EPK B-Camera Operator: Filippo Nesci

EPK Additional Videography: Zack Filkoff

VR Specialist: Jesse Sperling

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