in collaboration with Max Cooper
Aether 2.0 is a light field installation developed with musician Max Cooper. The design particularly lends itself to work in harmony with musical content generating moments of vivid sensory enrichment.
The objective of our collaboration was to see whether we could compliment the energy and narrative of the music spatially. We wanted to create something that could speak directly to the audience without words. How could we create enough of a sensory impact for the audience whilst making the installation tour-able as a musical instrument?
Aether had it's UK debut at Lumiere London 2018. The installation was visited by half a million people over four nights.
Designers & Engineering: Satyajit Das, David Gardener & Regan Appleton
Music: Max Cooper
Visual content Direction: Max Cooper, Satyajit Das & David Gardener
Lasers provided by: AC lasers
Transportation by: Bolliger International
Video Editor: Jennifer Tividad
Director: Satyajit Das
Cinematographer: Beatriz Delgado Mena
Installation Manufacturing Team:
David Gardener, Alfie Di Trolio, James Jowler, Lewis Zanetti, Sara Doucette, Gergely Soltész, Rebecca Fox, Chris Kaye, Michael Douglas, Aysun Sapaz
Big thanks to the Lumiere London & Artichoke team