presented by Future Fires & The Midway

Building on our sold-out “Luminary” launch event March of this year, Future Fires partners again with The Midway for an even larger showcase of performances, installations and music. As experiential events capture the imagination worldwide, The Luminary event is the vanguard in San Francisco. Artists are using new technology and create awe-inspiring exhibitions and performances. At the intersection of art and technology, Luminary is a cultural platform where these two worlds meet, connecting to our audience in a powerful and organic way.

Coming Sept 19: Tickets go on sale to LUMINARY: EXPANDED

presented by: Future Fires & The Midway

Following the Luminary collaboration in March between Future Fires and The Midway, our new show features even more spectacular exhibits and performances, with artists and their phenomenal work at the center of the audience experience. LUMINARY: EXPANDED reveals art, tech, and music in three moving, living dimensions. At The Midway, San Francisco, November 4th.

LUMINARY 3.18.2017


The Moshi Project is a splice of motion-capture technology with Oakland Hip-Hop culture, and is one step to rep this vital and ever-evolving part of Bay Area Culture. Here are the culprits: Mikey Disko is a San Francisco-based freestyle hip-hop dancer, active and contributing to the culture since 1991. Marpi is a mixed multimedia artist working on the edge of art and technology. Can Buyukberber is an independent visual artist & director specializing in digital visual arts, motion graphics design and audio/visual performances. The Berkeley Opera has premiered several operas by composer Clark Suprynowicz. Dibia$e is a Los Angeles-based producer. Just as Hip-Hop evolves, so does The Moshi Project. The roll-out of the November, 2017 version at "Luminary: Expanded" will have two dancers facing off, and a longer, multi-layered soundtrack. 

THE MOSHI PROJECT - Rehearsal video by Can Buyukberber


The music of Zach Saginaw, who records as Shigeto, is cross-wired of a host of different musical influences. His EPs Semi-Circle and What We Held Onto explored his grandmothers experience from a US internment camp through ambient, beat-driven tracks, using samples of his grandmothers voice. His debut album Full Circle was a culmination of these EPs, employing obsessive field recording and meticulous percussion to create sumptuous instrumental hip-hop. 2012s sophomore album Lineage was a musical journey through his heritage set to the sounds of jazz, hip-hop, funk and folk. And 2012’s No Better Time Than Now was an album about living in the moment, with songs that seemed to be harbingers of change and immediacy. His appearance at the premiere "Luminary" event in March was an emotional experience, the audience demonstrating a deep affinity for Shigeto's "live and looping" approach to spontaneous performance -- and to digital arts.