Jenny Greene/RTE Concert Orchestra | Dance Anthems
Operator | 2D Motion Graphic | 3D Motion Graphics
Over the last 12 months Lightscape has worked on numerous shows with 2FM and the RTE Concert Orchestra, providing custom made visual content and live operations for their Dance Anthems & The Story of Hip Hop shows. The shows played at Electric Picnic, Live at the Marquee, Galway Arts Festival and the 3 Arena to capacity crowds.
Working in collaboration with renowned lighting & production designer Cormac Jackson. We created over two hours of original pixel mapped content for the two shows.
From a technical point, the variation in venue sizes meant we had to create the content in such a way that it would work seamlessly across a range of unique screen set-ups, segueing issueless from one sized venue to the next.
Working across both genres led us to an interesting examination of the visual style of the early rave scene. How we could prism it through our visuals, ensuring an authentic, iconic and anthemic feel was elucidated from their music, through our work, and into the design. We conducted research to inspire and inform the various visuals for dance anthems, sought to echo forward the tribal feelings of those times, moments and beats.
When it came to the Story of Hip Hop through the decades. Definition: The Art and Design of Hip-Hop by Cey Adams was a particularly useful resource, and inspiration for the shows.
Our aim throughout, our goal, was to create visuals that further articulated, enlivened and explicated the musical material. Anthems are songs of representation, gusto and identification, meant to engender passion and communal euphoria. Hence our consideration was to do justice, give life and invigoration to the static architecture of whatever the venue.
Motion Graphics & Operation:
Anthony Murphy & Brian Kenny
Production & Lighting Design
Sue 'Duchess' Iredale & Suzie Shorten