We were commissioned to design a state-of-the-art, dynamic, motorised, rig, which would be capable of being used as a backdrop, a canopy, or as a video light show, bringing a new focus to the dancefloor of the main club. We worked very closely with the in-house Pacha team to bring their ideas to fruition.
After suggesting some initial concepts to the Pacha team, a hexagonal structure was the direction that was decided.
The video rig comprises 37, custom 1.8m wide hexagonal LED shapes held in an aluminium frame surrounded by High Power LED strips. The hexagons are mapped as one giant, moveable canvas so that video content can maximise movement and positioning throughout the night to create a jaw-dropping visual feast. The impact is created, by moving the video panels in blackout which allows content to jump out from unexpected angles, as well as being able to lower the screen behind the DJ to create on a big canvas at a perfect viewing angle for more coherent content.
The drama is heightened, using an additionally matrix-controlled honey-comb shaped outline LED system, using individually controlled pixel-mapped LEDs, offering a different palette of effects. The rear wall of the club is also projection-mapped using new Panasonic projectors, creating a panoramic backdrop to the entire club and ensures a constantly changing flow of images enhancing the entire night-time experience.
Making the rig come to life required the use of additional trusses, which allowed the 148 DMX controlled motors to be rigged with pin-point accuracy at high speed and in just about any direction. This movement, controlled with pinpoint accuracy by Pacha’s in-house technical team, allows the movement and content to be changed at the flick of a switch. The moving panels provide the WOW and creates a worthy centrepiece for the new, larger dance floor and performance area.
‘It was a real pleasure to be Pacha’s collaborator on Pacha’s reimagining. Pacha is such an emblematic clubbing venue on the Island, and it was a great honour to be chosen to be their design collaborator when they chose to embark on a very sensitive and important reimagining of the club for the new 2020 Era.’
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