This production of Debussy’s only opera presents a new concept of abstract staging where the entire scene is formed by a concave mirror creating the impression of being inside a silver eye ball. In the center of the mirrored ‘retina’ is a suspended ‘iris’ projection surface 7-meters in diameter. The screen acts as a portal into the subconscious of the characters and the actions unfolding onstage, this narrative is told using a reinvention of the cosmos. Celestial imagery is manipulated into a surrealist composition which takes the viewer on a metaphysical journey into the subconscious; a psychological ‘portal’ of loneliness, violence, drama, resolution and death.
OPERA VLAANDERLEN, ANTWERP
GRAND THEATRE DE GENEVE, GENEVA
GRAND THEATRE DE LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG
LA FENICE, VENICE
OPERA DE STRASBOURG, STRASBOURG
COMMISSION FOR WoS / HUDSON YARDS
Crystal Observatory is a journey through the inside of an impossibly intricate crystalline structure that is constantly in flux. The unique properties of a crystal and its capacity for infinite reflections and refractions are visualized using a state-of-the-art computer graphic simulation.
COMMISSION FOR EXTELL / ONE 57
An impressionistic portrait of New York’s Central Park. For this video installation over 200 Lidar scans were taken to create a detailed depiction of the park down to each leaf on a tree. The ultra-high definition video is a permanent installation in the lobby of Manhattan’s tallest building on Central Park, One 57.
Single-channel video installation, UHD video with sound, 15m loop.
POWER shows a continuous camera move from extreme close-up of Mr. West revealing an a neoclassical video tableau showing characters and creatures surrounding him in an abstract environment moving in extreme slow motion.
Inspired by Michelangelo’s frescos in the Sistine Chapel, the piece depicts a faux historical moment – an empire on the brink of collapse from its own excess, decadence and corruption.
Single-channel video, color, sound 1:15s
MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE
NEW YORK, NEW YORK