For The LACMA Art+Film Gala 2018 we were approached to create a lighting environment that responded to the subtle and naturalistic colours of the Californian sunset.

The installation had to act as a large spatial gesture and also functionally illuminate the space.

A horizontal line that held an array of lighting fixtures that allowed the mixing of hundreds of subtly varying tones and hues to create rich layered gradients on an architectural scale.

A horizontal line that held an array of lighting fixtures that allowed the mixing of hundreds of subtly varying tones and hues to create rich layered gradients on an architectural scale.

As the sun set on the campus we responded to the ever changing hues in the sky, matching and slowly raising the artificial illumination, and stretching out time as our artificial sun set over the course of the next 4 hours, ending on an intense monochromatic burnt orange as performances by Beck, Annie Clark and Dave Grohl finished.

The LACMA campus is vast, and The Horizon had to be in proportion. The installation was comprised of two 24ft tall and 300ft long sections.

The LACMA campus is vast, and The Horizon had to be in proportion. The installation was comprised of two 24ft tall and 300ft long sections.

The installation held 140 LED Fixtures and 80 Moving Head Arc lamps. Additional technical lighting was also integrated into our console, allowing us to create a fully immersive colour space.

The installation held 140 LED Fixtures and 80 Moving Head Arc lamps. Additional technical lighting was also integrated into our console, allowing us to create a fully immersive colour space.

The Experience Machine

Creative + Production Studio