Constellations. Joanie Lemercier, upcoming, London, UK. 6th-25th January 2020 – Winter Lights

Future Fires opens Paris Office 

Future Fires is expanding! We opened our Paris Office, Spring of 2019. Stay tuned for news of upcoming EU events. Pictured is Monica Hom, Director of the Paris Office. Monica is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes des Superieur des Arts, in Paris, with an MBA in Contemporary Art,  Sales, Display and Collecting.

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Future Fires handled the logistics of a complex collaboration admirably. 

The exhibit came in on budget, on time, and the end result is brilliant!

Nadav Hochman, Project Director, Art +Technology
The Tech Museum of Innovation
San Jose, Ca.

Future Fires Projection Mapping in Napa Valley

One of our favorite events from this 2019 summer was the performance at Hess Winery put on by Festival Napa Valley on July 11. Future Fires artist David Ostro created projection mapping on a pair of 12-foot diameter screens. Much of the imagery was provided by a special guest for this 50th anniversary of our first walk on the moon: Donald Pettit, NASA Astronaut.

NEW WORK FROM THE FUTURE FIRES FAMILY OF ARTISTS: Encor at Fête des Lumières

Encor is a studio founded in 2015 by swiss artists Mirko Eremita, David Houncheringer, Valerio Spoletini, and Manuel Oberholzer. Light is the common thread in their many and diverse projects. The driving ideas are elegant and elemental. 

At the Fête des Lumières in 2018, the artists installed Frontier (see linked video). Frontier is the engineered play of light on a pool of water, unfolding via increasingly ingenious strategies.

THREE DIMENSIONS ARE BETTER THAN TWO

Joanie Lemercier, inspiration to a generation of light artists, has long been fascinated with the potential for creating moving, three-dimensional images. His latest work, with projections on water vapor and mist, has moved even closer to that place that science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke famously indicated, wherein technology begins to look a lot like magic. 

Barcelona, the weekend of February 18, 2019:  Llum BCN festival 

FUTURE FIRES RECEIVES COMMISSION FROM TECH MUSEUM OF INNOVATION

APRIL 2019 PREMIERE

Dec. 13, 2018 at 8:35 AM - "We reviewed proposals from all over the world for the Tech+Arts Incubator. Two projects have received funding and support to provide new, innovative audience experiences. Big thanks to the Knight Foundation and congrats to Marpi and YPL - Yves Peitzner Lab - with support from Future Fires."  

"Artists will put a unique spin on emerging technology in two new experiences opening spring 2019 at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California. The artists will work with some of the world’s most innovative tech companies to bring their creations to life as part of The Tech + Arts Incubator, made possible with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation." - Medium 

YVES PEITZNER LABS

THE GIVING TREE // SPRING, 2018 // GRAND CENTRAL STATION, NYC

Future Fires is delighted to be working with Yves Peitzner Labs (Munich) on prototyping, rendering, and other services critical to getting our client projects from the "idea" stage to reality. This past Spring, YPL design-directed the “Giving Tree” interactive installation for HUSH STUDIOS and their client Chobani. Each visitor could plant a digital “seed” and watch it grow in the overhead tree canopy. For each seed planted, Chobani donated a case of yoghurt to No Kid Hungry. This installation was created for the 10 year anniversary of Chobani Yoghurt, USA, and over 21.000 interactions were counted on the day of the installation. See link for remarkable photos of a remarkable installation. 

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ILLUSTRATIONS FOR AN URBAN CANVAS // 18 - 23 MARCH, 2018 // FRANKFURT, GERMANY

A Future Fires partner, URBANSCREEN is an artist studio whose specialty is projection and projection mapping. Among other accomplishments on a large scale, they are known for iconic visuals provided for the opening of the Sydney Opera house. For this site-specific illumination of ECB’s Grossmarkthalle at Luminale 2018 (Frankfurt), the team included renowned Berlin-based illustration artist Andreas Preis. The interdisciplinary working process brought together hand-drawn illustrations, 2D- and 3D-computer animations, and a sound design by Janis E. Müller. These bold illustrations turned the Grossmarkthalle into a colorful urban canvas. Commissioned by the European Central Bank.

NOHLAB & NOS VISUALS with UDI BONEN

NOHLAB & NOS VISUALS with UDI BONEN @ ISRAEL FESTIVAL / 06.07.2018

 

Nohlab and NOS Visuals joined with pianist Udi Bonen for the 57th Israel Festival at Jerusalem: three performances in one night on the 6th of July.

 

Dazzling, kinetic - or still and calm - NOS makes the sound of a performance visible, triggering an ever-changing, prismatic visual field. The NOS engine enables real-time audio analysis, allowing the video and audio to be perceived as a whole. Whatever is played is seen.

Nohlab – Art Direction and Visual Performance, Pre-rendered Visuals

Osman Koç – Creative Coding

CHAGALL: SxSW, 2019

New to our Future Fires family of artists, Chagall is an Amsterdam-born, London-based electronic music producer, songwriter, singer, performer, and an early adopter of mi.mu gloves (wireless data gloves, enabling performance of electronic music with gestures).

Chagall appeared this last year at South by Southwest, at Sonar+D, and at Mutek Montreal. Upcoming date, presentation, performance at SxSW, 2019, date TBA.

See link, below, for a short documentary profiling Chagall and how her hands become expressive extensions of her musical imagination. 

MAOTIK

ICC // ISTANBUL // FEBRUARY 22-25, 2018

Maotik premiered a new Immersive, interactive installation in Istanbul at ICC. Three panels of LED were built as a tunnel, to indicate the entrance of the main room of the festival. Inside the tunnel, a laser scan tracked each visitor's position, generating the visual content. 

Vincent Houzé

An ode to the diversity of life forms on earth, Créatures explores various semi abstract ecosystems, from the microscopic to the macroscopic, made of algorithmic landscapes, plants and creatures, whose combined simple behaviors give rise to an emerging complexity. Créatures is an immersive audio-visual experience with real time graphics and spatial sound in which the visuals and the sounds interact seamlessly, mutually driving each other. Créatures was premiered at SAT in Montreal, May 8th to May 12th, 2018.

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