The Future of Storytelling is a two-day gathering of media, technology and communication visionaries from around the world. It takes place in the picturesque grounds of Snug Harbor, Staten Island.
Taken aback by an amazing vintage greenhouse at the park, we were inspired to do something completely different, combining music, theatre, technology, art and personal exploration. We have been toying with the idea of doing a live immersive interactive music video for a while now, so this felt like the perfect opportunity to play with a new art piece.
In this unique experience guests are invited to immerse themselves in different vignettes from classic sci-fi novels spread across the space- we chose The Time Machine, The Colour out of Space, and Brave New World. Each of these vignettes presents part of it's story in an abstract sense, and uses the atmosphere of the greenhouse intrically in it's art direction. In a day long durational performance, actors from the different stories begin to mix, blending the themes of time, science, society and mankind.
In each scene, a time machine pocket watch stands out, glowing and interacting with the audience. From this personal interaction, part of a multi-layered track will be unlocked and mixed in with a bigger harmony, exclusive to each novels room. We invented this Time Pocket Watch device with parts from circuit boards, resin, watches, phones, and iBeacon science.