The audiovisual staging of the Sydney Opera House is a poetic homage to the architecture and its constructional concept of the architect, Jørn Utzon. As Utzon said about his architecture he wanted to give it a human expression, the projected video layer in that same sense aims to establish an immediate, architectural expression.
Premiered on 25th of May 2012 in the context of Vivid Sydney - Lighting The Sails.
Art Director: Daniel Rossa (danielrossa.com), Max Goergen, Thorsten Bauer, Till Botterweck
3D Designer: Peter Pflug
Sound Designer: Jonas Wiese (jonas-wiese.de)
Production Manager: Manuel Engels
Filmed Footage Director: Till Botterweck, Daniel Rossa
Performer: Mimi Jeong, Heiko Büter
Replica Construction: Cantufan Klosé, Moritz Horn
Costume Design: Anne Gorke (annegorke.com)
Documentation Director: Jonas Wiese
Camera: Jonas Wiese, Max Goergen, Till Botterweck
Edit: Jonas Wiese
MATAERIAL is the result of the collaborative research between Petr Novikov, Saša Jokić from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Joris Laarman Studio. IAAC tutors representing Open Thesis Fabrication Program provided their advice and professional expertise. During the course of the research we developed a brand new digital fabrication method and a working prototype that can open a door to a number of practical applications. The method that we call Anti·gravity Object Modeling has a Patent-Pending status.