TEM collaborated with Selfridges to conceive and create our vision of a modern performance environment within their Oxford Street building. To create a controlled space where we could layer texture, colour and live performance in a 360 presentation.
The UltraLounge, an events space at Selfridges’ Oxford Street location, becomes an intimate 150-capacity room with an immersive set created by designers TEM.
Huge line-up to play Music Matters gigs at Selfridges
Selfridges will host the Ultralounge, a live music venue and state of the art visual content studio and interactive platform, which is the brainchild of TEM
At the centre of the experience was video control.
We treated video as a live texture, using SDI feeds and video mixing to bring in roving and robo-head camera feeds to feedback on to the stage in semi-transparent layers, refracted and reflected by layers of exotic film attached to the super-structure by a mechanical system, then filmed, re-mixed and broadcast to Facebook Live.
We brought to the project technology directly from the music touring world. Including the Disguise GX2 server, NOTCH video engine, laser projection, fine mesh gauzes, addressed structural LED and moving head luminaires.
Beyond the live experience, was the live streaming to social integrated within the environment, and the recording of live edited performances to create an archive of media.
We are grateful to the many artists that performed with FRAMES in Selfridges and to the Selfridges team for working with us to create our interpretation of a live performance environment for the social age.