Following the success of Glastonbury, iy_ project created a spectacular installation for the ROOT1066 International Festival, which marked the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings and William the Conqueror’s invasion of England.
ER Productions used high-powered lasers diffracted into geometric and organic light forms to illuminate Hastings Old Town and project a beacon across the English Channel to Normandy, marking the route of the Norman Conquest.
To achieve the effect, Excellent 21 lasers were rigged to the end of Hastings Pier and projected back towards the buildings lining the seafront. Two Phaenon Pro 30000 lasers were placed in separate locations, one of which was rigged to Hastings Castle, with its beam directed towards Normandy. The second Phaenon unit was rigged to the Beaming office building and focused onto Hastings pier, creating light forms that played across the wooden sub level structure. Both units were operated remotely using wireless DMX controls.
Completing Levine's stunning design, ER Productions used red Lase-Array fixtures mounted onto the Pier’s café to create two, metre-long, triangles with RGB Beamburst lasers at the centremost point.
Eden Project Winter Festival
To conclude the very successful year with the iy_project, ER Productions collaborated on the Winter Festival at the Eden Project in Cornwall.
Multiple laser systems with a traditionally festive colour palette of red, magenta, blue, green and white were set against the stunning Cornish landscape, creating a unique effect reminiscent of the Northern Lights.
To immerse visitors in the incredible display, green Lase-Arrays were projected above and across the site, within Eden’s iconic biomes and down into non-audience areas.
Visitors to Eden could gaze at the stunning laserscape from an outdoor viewing gallery or enjoy individual elements of the installation by way of the site’s winding pathways. In the Mediterranean Biome, an enchanting undercover experience was created using ARC Regus, red Lasearray and Beamburst fixtures.
ER’s skilled laser programmers, worked closely with Chris Levine and the team at EdenLab to ensure that the laser and sound elements were synchronized perfectly.