Archipelago Dance Church project for Burning Man 2018
plan C - - light boxes would be programmable and be flashing and reactive to each other. Jason is working on a second color test and updating the “transitions” programing now.
Video altarpiece DANCE mode - Japanese drums
Video altarpiece QUIET mode -medieval chant
Think of the side wall light boxes like the stained glass windows or stations of the cross on long side walls of a small country church. The altarpiece videos will be collaged 9 x 16’ details of the 15 paintings in the Archipelago series
............... OR we build a large stationary lightbox triptych for the altarpiece wall. advantage of this would be that all the images would be printed, built and lit in exactly the same way so the feeling of the room is that what you are seeing out the "windows" and what you are seeing at the altar is all from one source
How I envision the projections so far and this will certainly change as we work…….There are two test videos above. One is labeled “dance mode” One is labeled “quiet mode” . Preliminary plan is that the “quiet mode” video will have a 40-60 minute duration and there will be 5 or 10 - actually as many as I can make - “dance mode” videos of 1 to 1 1/2 minutes each.
If no one throws the switch (see image below - tech details to be worked out on this one ..help? ) to interrupt “quiet mode” and switch it to “dance mode” the default will be 20 minutes of “quiet mode”, then 1 or so minutes of “dance mode” drumming, then back to quiet mode and so on.
If someone throws the switch to “dance mode” then the “dance mode” videos will be played back to back until the switch is thrown back again to “quiet mode” and the default rotation begins again.( Because we’re envisioning the space being used for yoga and meditation as well as dancing there should also probably be a way to program a longer “quiet mode” if needed for that purpose )
I also like the idea of keeping drums in the space so people can come in and drum along if they feel the urge.
Church converts to housing plans see below (work in progress)
Because of dust and light considerations and also thinking of the best placement for Jael's carved basalt holy water/agave basin -(or is the right word "font"?) I'm proposing we add a small vestibule. That will add 4' to the building's length to make it 18'x40' instead of 18 x 36' as first proposed. Plan b (below) adds a closet for the drums and a confessional.....confessional maybe with an optional "record" button? If we make the vestibule ceiling 8' then the loft created overhead will be tall enough to stand in (at least near the center) and could maybe hold the receiver and projector - or is 36' too far for the projector to be from the projection wall and/ or the AC units? Benches will be on casters and low enough to fit under the light boxes so they can easily be rolled to the wall for dance parties, yoga classes, drum circles or....?
>>>>>>> Each pre-made construction panel will be appx. 48” with battens over each seam...... so we need to be sure that the construction panel arrangement allows each 36” wide light box to be centered between the battens.
When I did a video test in Ballroom Marfa’s projection room (which is a similar size to ADC) I brought them a jump drive with the video slide shows on it. Matt Grant, Ballroom's incredibly helpful preparator plugged my jump drive into their mac mini which was connected to a Yamaha surround sound home theatre receiver which had 5 or 6 speakers arranged around the room ceiling height. That was plugged into the projector. The sound was great.
Egyptian Dumbek Drum Video for Dance Mode