I designed and animated the video projection for the performance NEOARCTIC.
I worked close with the director and the stage designer creating both concept for the performance and the video.
Concept: Hotel Pro Forma
Director: Kirsten Dehlholm
Choir: Latvian Radio Choir
Music: Andy Stott, Krists Auznieks
Video design: Adam Ryde Ankarfeldt, Magnus Pind Bjerre
Light design: Jesper Kongshaug
Stage design: Anne Mette Fisker Langkjer
Danish premiere: Royal Danish Theatre, The Old Stage, Copenhagen, September 2016
Also played in: Southbank, London, UK, May 2018, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, USA, February 2019
Awarded with the Reumert Performance of the Year, 2017
Nominated with the Reumert Best Stage Design of the Year
THE WASHINGTON POST (US):
»The main draw, for many, was the Latvian Radio Choir, a venerable ensemble with a cult following, whose luminous singing, along with mesmerizing videos by Adam Ryde Ankarfeldt and Magnus Pind Bjerre, were certainly the strengths of the evening.«
POLITIKEN (DK) ♥♥♥♥♥
UNGT TEATERBLOD (DK) ★★★★★★
TEATERBLOGGEN (DK) ★★★★★
MAGASINET KBH (DK) ★★★★★
Read more about NEOARCTIC
NEOARCTIC is about the Anthropocene. A new geological age defined by human disturbance of the eco-system to an unprecedented extent. Humanity has become a ‘natural force’ that causes rapid, violent changes to the planet Earth. The performance investigates in what ways the Anthropocene can be expressed via aesthetical and musical mixed forms.
NEOARCTIC consists of 12 songs, each with its own visual expression and narrative. 10 of the songs have video, and my job was to create video which explained the theme of the song in a way that was easy to understand, but at the same time gave the audience thoughts to think about.
The process creating the material differed alot for each song. Some were made filming materials, and taking photos, while others were developed in 3D. All of the videos were then manipulated in After Effects to get the right visual expression.
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