Exterior Projection Mapping on Geodesic Domes at Imagine Festival

Projection mapping onto the interior surface of a geodesic dome can be a tricky task. Yet, the result is stunning and very immersive. Well worth the effort!

Sensebellum was recently tasked with projection mapping onto the exterior of such a geodesic dome for the Imagine Music Festival in Doe Bay on Orcas Island, Washington State.

After much brainstorming and creative ideation a set of looks were crafted to augment the exterior surface of the dome with our blend of projection mapping. Of course, it was only prudent to use NASA imagery from which to project images and geometric abstractions of the Earth onto the spherical surface.

The look was stunning and right on point. It complimented the existing Earth related art installations and became a talking point as different sections of the planet rotated subtly over the surface all night.

Interactive Light Art Installation at Seattle Art Museum's "SAM Lights" 2018

The Olympic Sculpture Garden is a gem of the downtown Seattle waterfront scene and is open nearly year round for sweeping views of the city, waterways, and mountains if the clouds happen to clear.

Every year the Seattle Art Museum opens up the park an night for a special celebration of lights at night by the name “SAM Lights”.

This year Sensebellum was invited back after a fun exploration of the trees in 2017 to now activate the western walkway with a ground based installation.

Each Sensebellum installation is a touch stone for the nexus of art, technology, and human interaction. In this new piece, “Emergent Chorus”, this theme was explored via 24 custom outdoor digital LED light fixtures that were controlled via input from an audio/visual MIDI keyboard. Each key made a funky synthesizer sound and triggered the lights from left to right, mirroring the keys.

From single notes to full on symphonies it was enjoyable to see so many people step up and become kids again while exploring the world of synaesthesia via the timeless piano as an interface.

Thank you to the Seattle art Museum team and all those who came by to say hi that night!

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The Sandbox of Life featured at Redmond Lights

The Sandbox of Life strikes again with a three-peat exhibition at the City of Redmond’s, “Redmond Lights”, near Seattle, Washington this winter.

The event spanned many blocks and featured all the amenities from classic Pacific Northwest cold weather, warm snacks, fireworks, lots of light art, and a culmination in the new downtown park. The park sparks the new core of the city and the Sandboxes were ready to entertain and engage with three modes: Laser, Conway’s Game of Life, and the 3D Earth Simulator.

Young and old were able to feel like kids again and easily step into this highly curious immersive art installation in an intuitive fashion.

It’s sand.

You play with it.

And then some more.

Pretty soon you are hooked and making new friends exploring these naturally digital worlds.

360º Immersive Projection Mapping and Lighting at the Tacoma Union Station

The Tacoma Union Station is an architectural gem from a time not too long ago. The enormous rotunda dome and the interior features make for a spectacular event space and

Sensebellum is happy to provide the utmost in immersive visual experiences with our turn key projection mapping and lighting packages.

The custom Sensebellum blend of software, hardware, and specific knowledge of the space means all you have to do is enjoy the tastiest fruits of our modern art and technology.

360º Projection Mapping at "On ICE!" 2018 a smash hit once again!

The Neptune Theater in Seattle, WA is a fantastic theater with plenty of character and surfaces for projection mapping. Pair this immersive visual experience with The Smokey Brights, The True Loves, Cumulus, and others and the night took off!

Core to making the magic happen is a special blend of the right hardware, software, systems design, and custom content creation. This way every pixel fits the space as the architecture comes to life via video art mixed in realtime to the performance.

Special thanks to Do206, the Neptune staff, the bands, and all the fans!

Check out the original “On Ice!” with Manatee Commune.

Light Art & Interactive Installations at Lusio Lights

Anytime there are plants and lights it’s going to be a great night! This was true once again at “Lusio Lights” at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory.

Sensebellum was invited out for the last edition of the year to really round out the main rooms with rich color through event lighting while adding in some of the Arborealis Tree Lights and exhibiting the Microscopia art installation.

This was a perfect match. The colorful lighting provided a great backdrop for all the eager folks who strolled through the space over two nights. The slightly modern aesthetic of the LED light fixtures as well as the geometry of the Microscopia art installation were a great contrast to the timeless forms of the plants as well as provided a contemporary point to jump off from into the natural world.

Thank you to the Conservatory for hosting, Mollie Bryan for organizing, and to all the wonderful people who came by to enjoy the scene!

 

Custom LED CUBE for Droeloe's West Coast Tour

Wow, loving how this custom LED CUBE turned out for the electronic producer due, Doreloe, for their West Coast Tour!

When their management contacted Sensebellum it was apparent from their album artwork to show poster that a LED wireframe cube was going to need to be realized for their synchronized audio/visual stage performances.

Leveraging the vast in house stock of lighting fixtures - such as the CUBIX Digital LED Bars - while fabricating custom steel, aluminum, and flight cases was a joy. It shows on site as eyes lit up and people got down to their music shown here at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco.

Thank you Hein, Vin, and the rest of the Droeloe team and management!

Looking to get on the road with your own touring lighting system? Head on over to the Contact Page and lets start the conversation.

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Aftersounds: Vibrant Lighting and Local Artists Illuminate Boundary Bay's Beer Garden

Bellingham really comes alive during the summer and part of that celebration includes the "Downtown Sounds" event hosted right in the middle of the city. Streets are closed off, a stage is constructed, and 1000's converge on the urban core to groove and move to some of the best sounds of the area every Wednesday,

When the sun goes down it's time to go home - or so it was thought! This year the Metanoia Collective has teamed up with Boundary Bay Brewery to offer a unique extension of the weekday occasion by providing a curated mix of art, music, and lighting in the outdoor beer garden known as "Aftersounds".

This last week Sensebellum was invited to bring out a signature blend of Arborealis Tree Lighting, some stage fixtures, as well as a healthy mix of uplighting to add color, dimension, and a lively tone to the visual presence of the event.

Contrasting the organic forms of the trees and foliage with vibrant LED fixtures while backing that with a colorful backdrop all around elicits a sense of warmth and elation that really adds to the ambiance of the event and welcomes all who pass by.