In honor of the United Arab Emirates’ 40th anniversary, Obscura created a series of elaborate projections that illuminated two culturally significant landmarks: the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, and the historic Al Jahili Fort in the oasis city of Al Ain. Native botanicals, architectural details of the mosque, and growing vines that replicated design motifs in the building covered the façade and reached to the tops of four minarets.
To pay tribute to players whose game has reached elite status, Nike developed the Nike Hyper Elite Platinum uniform. Designed with both sustainability and performance in mind, the uniform debuted at a multi-dimensional performance event created to celebrate the sport and its top talent. The live show transported players through 8 fantasy worlds, each inspired by a leading NCAA basketball team, and all created within the context of an interactive 3D basketball court.
San Francisco’s Exploratorium has been a landmark and local destination for decades. When they began to outgrow their original location, they chose a new space that provided an opportunity to evolve the concept of a learning museum. For opening day, Obscura used architectural projections to transform the façade of Dan Francisco’s Pier 15 building into a luminous portal. “Emergence” was a montage of fluid dynamics, microorganisms, particle interactions, living systems, crystallization, and plant growth that evoked a sense of wonder about nature and the universe.
Obscura Digital: Garth Williams, Tim Digulla, Marc Melzer, Jennifer Spratt, David Shulman, Susan Ali, Matty Dowlen, Barry Threw, Ana Herruzo, Andrew Plourde, Gaston Albanell, Bryan Sullivan, Tom Sepe, Desmond Shea, Hoss Ward, Philip Briggs, Jim Ellis, Alexi Alexaieff, Josh Brott, George Rosenthal, Eric Schneider.
Special thanks to:
Dr. Karen Kalumuck, Exploratorium, biology consultation;
Ben Stokes, Mission Control, cinematography and designs;
Richard Weinberg, Ph.D., digital cinematography with optical microscopy;
David Caron, Ph.D. and Alyssa Gellene, USC Dornsife College;
Darren Kraemer & Saied Rezaei, Attodyne, Inc., microscopic laser milling;
FLIR Systems, thermal imaging infrared cameras
"Hidden World of Girls: Stories for Orchestra" is a collaborative production by numerous artists that was presented at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. The show focuses on the stories of girls as they become women, all in the context of symphonic compositions and immersive media. For the performance, Obscura created and directed orchestral visualizations in partnership with NPR’s The Kitchen Sisters, accomplished composer Laura Karpman, and a group of guest composers directed by Maestra Marin Aslop.