Resident Creative Studio designer Sina Taherkhani bridged the gap between reality and fantasy, helming a team of animators and VFX artists charged with creating, "As Above, So Below," one of a three-part immense-scale projection/mapping installation. The high-resolution content transformed the Manhattan Bridge into a transparent portal to a surreal world where larger than life people float in zero gravity. Immersive Surfaces which kicked off The DUMBO Arts Festival and attracted crowds in lower Manhattan netted "Best Exhibition" honors at the festival.
Immersive Surfaces - "As Above, so below"
Curated by: Leo Kuelbs
as part of “Dumbo Arts Festival”, New York
September 23rd-25th, 2011
DUMBO, Brooklyn, NYC
The Triangle at Pearl and Front St.
Jay and Water St.
Front and Adams St.
Creative Director/Designer: Sina Taherkhani – (Resident Creative Studio/NY)
VFX Production Manager: James Laudicina.
Visual Effects Supervisor: Farkas Fülöp
VFX Producer: Ryan Uzilevsky
VFX Artist: Adam VanDine (Resident Creative Studio/NY)
VFX Artists: Isaiah Palmer, Luis Valdes, Paul Imperio, Cory John Stoffa, Filip Radonjic, Paul Daniel, JK Carrington
3D Environment Architect: John Ensor Parker
Mapping Specialist: Simon Anaya
Simon Anaya, Farkas Fülöp, Richard Jochum, Johnny Moreno, John Ensor Parker, Ryan Uzilevsky
3D Scanning – Web Developer: Kevin Bleich
Lighting Designer / Set Carpenter: Chris Studley
Rigger / Set Carpenter: Buddy Raymond
Stunt Consultant: Anya Sapozhnikova
Costume Designer: Dana Fairbairn – Script Supervisor
Production Assistant: Darnell Celius
Cameraman - J. Peter Siriprakorn
Aerialists / Movement Performers:
Malado Baldwin – Movement
Kae Burke – Aerialist
Darnell Celius – Movement
Sarah Lisette Chiesa – Movement
Iara Celest Diaz – Movement
Nahdi Gibson-Zelaya – Movement
David James – Aerialist
Jesse Lenat – Movement
Erinina Marie Ness – Aerialist
Max Pollak – Movement
Anya Sapoznihkova – Aerialist
Rachael Shane – Movement
Julianna Takacs – Aerialist
Tyler Visar Shaqiri – Aerialist
Despina Sophia Stamos – Movement
Sarah Walko – Movement
Leo Kuelbs Collection
Light Harvest Studio
Resident Creative Studio
Anaya Visual FX
Dumbo Arts Festival