Seven Projections in 2007
A Rainbow Puddle Production with Associates to be named later, other
guests, and seventy-five of the planet's finest video, light and visual
A Lightworks Festival for Transformation and Dance
"Two Hundred Seven Projections in 2007"
Digital and analog projection techniques make it possible to create
large-scale immersive environments that are filled with more motion,
meaning, light, and intention than has ever been possible before. Our
power over illumination (in all its forms), and its power over us, has never
been greater. And when we chaotically combine motion, light, and imagery,
the magical illusions that result interact with our minds and our spirits,
enabling and empowering us on multiple levels.
This is great news. The Illumination Festival sees how far we can take
these new possibilities, with seventy-five of the planet's finest video,
light, and visual projection artists.
This weekend-long Bay Area event will encompass:
imagery for dance festivals - two nights
imagery for meditation and healing - Saturday afternoon
children and family dream and play space - Saturday afternoon
Massive International Battle of VJ’s Sunday afternoon & evening
By combining older analog and modern digital techniques, an ambiance
ablaze with deep color, vital movement and chaotic animations creating
thoughtful imagery will be projected to screens and monitors
This Festival would be produced as an Illumination Festival of Imagery where
musicians and DJ's would be enlisted to support the imagery by "filling out the
light forms" with livecomposition. The dynamic interplay between music and
illuminations will be key to unlocking vast resources that already exist within
us and give greater access to the projections and flow of imagery which will allow
for exchanges on simultaneous levels involving emotion, imagery, and audio.
Imagery would be projected from the
Overhead (Liquid Light)
multi colored lasers
The spiritual context of imagery and light, it's depth and expansive
possibilities, it's unique shedding, and the chaotic way light and
shadowing cause divisions and completion of light forms are areas that
we wish to explore in a massive annd community fashion. If the architecture
of the venue is condusive to effects lighting, our wish is to take
advantage of that element as well.
(With an ideal budget and venue, the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco
for example, is surrounded by Beaux Arts architecture who’s lighting would help
set a stage for what is occurring inside.)
An ambiance consisting of the elements that hold light and imagery
will be created to transform our environment and our selves. Here our
goal is to gain deeper meanings from the combinations and interplay of
light and color that will create natural illusions and dream like
illuminations in a thoroughly multi media environment. Our projections
will make it appear that color is coming from audio speakers. Ultimately,
we wish to create an environment that is defined by light and
Time and space will be broken into several manageable events.
Friday Night Opening
party DJs & dancers surrounded by immersive projections;
Saturday Afternoon: family and children interactive video, magic
and dream, with participation of
staff from Exploritorium.
Saturday night music will highlight the weekend
with breakfast being served Sunday morning.
The weekend’s Signature Event would be an Internantional Battle of VJ’s beginning
Sunday afternoon and ending Sunday night.
Each team of visual projectionists would be responsible for their own
mixing equipment. To create uniformity, an environment surrounded
by large and medium sized flat and plasma screens and rear projection screens. The
idea is to encircle participants in imagery.
Several "central mixing" matrix routing stations would manage feeds from
"each" of the visual projection stations in their domain. These feeds
would be mixed and projected to dedicated screens and/or monitors.
One "Super mixing" station would be on-line to take feeds from the
"central mixing" stations and combine them with animation and live
Visual projectionists would be given an opportunity to have live feeds or
use their own optics.
Participating visual projectionists would be selected by a jury of Bay Area
animators and party organizers.
1) Music & AV & FX companies
2) Major print and internet media,
3) Alternative power supplier (we gonna need POWER!)
4) Hardware and Software companies.
5) Ad space on web page
6) live broadcast would be seen as revenue stream.
It is the intention to compensate all performing artists.
Formally connecting this Festival with planned multi media conventions in
the Bay Area would be a good thing and something worthwhile
investigating and dating.
A critical mass of this energy and art will blend to assist in our quest for
fun and the truths and beauty that light represent. Our desires are the
illumination of the brightest of our future paths, the clarity and vision
needed to make these creations real and the movement, color, texture
and forms that light represent and with which it is magically interactive -
- for universal pleasure and ageless enjoyment. It is our desire that
bridges of light will assist us in our childish quest for fun, our adult need
for meditation and healing and in ushering and dancing in the Dawn of
the Third Millenium.
Input and critical
feedback appreciated. So are leads for seed funding. Thanks
for your time and the opportunity to share a dream with you.
background collage by Rainbow Puddle Photos by Kris, from his Gallery: