Tuesday, December 2, 2014

FlyLo 2014

A few weeks ago, I got a chance to see a current favorite electronic artist of mine, Flying Lotus, perform at the Santa Ana Observatory here in California. I had seen him before, but from very far away, so this was the first time I got to take a good look at the setup for his visuals.

Electronic artists have a reputation for having creative, often mesmerizing visuals, and Flying Lotus is no exception, but I found his particular setup quite innovative. Where other artists have used projection mapping to create movement and visual interest (see Amon Tobin's ISAM and Excision's cosmic steamclock/spaceship thing), Flying Lotus used two screens in conjunction with two projectors (front and back, with Flying Lotus positioned in between) to create a 3D effect. This made it appear as though three-dimensional visuals were floating in midair and Flying Lotus was actually standing in the middle of them.

If you're interested, you can read a full write-up here.

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