L.A. EXPERIENTIAL

Music festivals year round provide a constant testing ground for creators and innovators to premiere installations.

Festival goers don’t want to be passive observers when they LIVE in the festival. The venue must enliven their senses. Music and concerts take care of the aural and sometimes visual experience, but it is up to art and other installations to keep the party going when bands leave the stage.

Informed by the fast-paced entertainment industry, L.A. Experiential will ask students to design a kinetic structure for a festival of their choosing. Poetic Kinetics will share their expertise in generating large scale kinetic structures from design to build to delivery.

Students will be presented with typical variables of the festival industry: client needs, atmospheric and budget constraints. They will become familiar with their digital models as they modify them according to client desires and venue logistics. Students will learn the importance of problem-solving and how that goes hand-in-hand with innovation to achieve the desired and inspired result.

Image: Hope Flower by Poetic Kinetics, Burning Man 2006.

Image credit: Matt Jalbert