A 360° silicon curtain projection
Ron Arad / Curtain Call
Inspired by bio-engineering and the Grotesque art movement. A series of strange and wonderful characters parade to their own drum beat, each outdoing the other.
Designed for the unique 360° floor-to-ceiling ‘screen’ comprised of 5600 silicon rods suspended from an 18m diameter ring, the piece is simultaneously a projected film and audience interactive experience.
An original soundtrack by long-time collaborator Simon Pyke mixes the eclectic-exotic combination of instruments that can be found in various carnivals of the world – giving each character a unique sound.
This work continues the studios exploration into new forms of moving image combined with emerging display technologies.
Commissioned by The Roundhouse, London
for Ron Arad’s Curtain Call 2016.
Creative Directors: Matt Pyke, Mike Hughes
Animator: Chris Perry
Sound: Simon Pyke / Freefarm
Executive Producer: Norra Abdul Rahim
Senior Producer: Greg Povey
2016 – 720° @ SIFA, Gardens By The Bay, Singapore
2016 – Ron Arad’s Curtain Call, The Roundhouse, London