Mixed Mirrors

Overview

Production Club contacted us to presented a piece for the Intersect Festival 2019 in Las Vegas.
Mixed Mirrors is an installation to create a place to meet and to spend a good time with a group of people functioning as a whole to create one identity. Specially in these years, most of our interactions are purely digital and cold in a distance.
Therefore, we wanted to create a space that, exploiting these same digital resources, wants to create a more physical and real connection. A spotlight, a fireplace, a lighthouse that enlightens and attracts people that don’t know each other that can interact reflecting their faces in a mirror that will blend all faces in one.

Services

  • Show Concept
  • Interactive Installation
  • Generative Sound

Process

The setup in Intersect was of 10 LED totems put in a circle facing outside, one screen per person. Its functioning is that each totem is connected to a camera that detects people’s faces deforming them and mixing them altogether with different transitions in real time. For instance, 10 people could play at the same time and see their faces plastically being deformed and mixed in a giant ‘mirror’. It’s indeed a generative and interactive sculpture and it builds its own narrative background.

Therefore, we started with the Monolith Design, trying the cameras, different angles and light conditions. Then, we created a narrative concept and then we design in After Effects the behavior of each screen. Once we made a test, we built with Notch the animation of each screen, mixer and light programming. After that, we created a concept and production of a generative audio.

Above all, it was a challenging piece from a technical point of view. As a result, the setup was with a team of 10 people, we had an equipment of 12 BlackMagic Cameras 4K, 108 LEDs, a Speaker System with 12 QSC – K10 Self Powered Speaker and 12 K10 Fly Backet, all supported by 24 Truss.

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Credits

CLIENT

Amazon

Agency

Production Club

TIGRELAB

Creative Directors

Federico Gonzalez
Mathieu Felix
Javier Pinto

Concept & Creative Director

Jon Corcuera

Notch Designer

Jon Corcuera
Antonio Nieto
Daniel Guillén

Creative Coder

Ferran Belda

Tecnical Reserach & Prototyping

Daniel Guillén

Producer

Vanesa Palmeri

Sound Designer

Leo Aldrey at Audiobend

A thanks to INSTRONIC for lending us a LED screen for our in-house tests!