Aether is a light field installation developed with musician Max Cooper. It takes the viewer on a journey through the potential of human endeavours, from beauty and wonder to destruction and pain. The design particularly lends itself to work in harmony with musical content generating moments of vivid sensory enrichment.
The objective of our collaboration was to see whether we could complement the energy and narrative of the music spatially. We wanted to create a piece that would have a sensory impact on the audience whilst also being tourable as a musical instrument in and of itself.
Aether had its UK debut at Lumiere London 2018. The installation was visited by half a million people over four nights.
Design & Engineering Satyajit Das, David Gardener & Regan Appleton
Music Max Cooper
Visual Content Direction Max Cooper, Satyajit Das & David Gardener
Producer Jennifer Sin
Lasers provided by AC Lasers
Transportation by Bolliger International
Video Editor Jennifer Tividad
Director Satyajit Das
Cinematographer Beatriz Delgado Mena
Installation Manufacturing Team
Alfie Di Trolio, Sara Doucette, Michael Douglas, Rebecca Fox, David Gardener, James Jowler, Chris Kaye, Aysun Sapaz, Gergely Soltész, Lewis Zanetti
Big thanks to the Lumiere London & Artichoke team.