If you’ve had the pleasure of embracing a festival environment, you’ll know that it isn’t just the music that creates such an atmosphere. Bristol’s ARC festival, which took place recently, is one of the only festivals that highlights the importance of audio-visual whilst also celebrating electronic music. Several small domes are used as stages and each one has a 360 degree live projected light show in action. Company RFID and AV experts Luma use specialised software, which can design art on impulse to match the mood or speed of the current music playing. Other AV “artists” can bring along their visuals to be calibrated onto a curved surface, which uses six projectors around the dome and each portion is adjusted with millimetre precision.
The curved concept is bound to receive more mainstream interest in the future, particularly from live music events and RFID have already had a few offers. Below is a fan video of one of the domes in action.