This site-specific installation was created as part of the Immersive show 'Alice's Adventures Underground' at the Waterloo Vaults. It draws upon the very victorian physicality of the Zoetrope and Zoopraxiscope and transforms it into a digital flight of the imagination.
The experience required extensive collaboration between myself, the scenic team (headed by Samuel Wyer and assisted by Rhiannon Newman Brown), the directorial team (Oliver Lansley, James Seager and Anthony Spargo); the production team (Emma Brunjes Productions, Andy George) the animators and the projection team (headed by myself) as well as sound and lighting (headed by Tom Gisby and Mike Gunning respectively).
The design provided the sensation of tumbling down the rabbit hole and is a response to the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll's world famous book. The content combined with a space enclosed on all sides by mirror panels and with reflective floor and the use of fans gave the disorienting sensation of falling on different planes. The space itself was extremely challenging as the ceiling was low and littered with pipes that we had to map around and we had to draw up our own CAD plans of the fixtures as it was a site specific location.
Hardware & Software Used:
The hardware set-up was a MacPro running to 4 Panasonic PTDZ6100 Projectors with periscopic 0.38:1 lenses rigged off custom unistrut. The image was mapped and focused using Qlab 3 to run the content on a 6m diameter BP screen stretched across the top of the 15-sided mirrored zoetrope structure. The cues were triggered by timecode running from a MacMini that ran all cues to lighting, sound and video across the 4.5 hour show.