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Arcadia's Pangea features the first-ever 3D projection-mapped sphere in a collaboration with Astral Projekt and Heckler
By Anna Grace on 17 Jul 2019
Glastonbury’s Pangea showcased the world’s first projection-mapped sphere this year, now captured in a film by Trago Studios.
Pangea, which takes its name and inspiration from the prehistoric super continent, hosted sets from Carl Cox, the Black Madonna, Bicep and more at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
The collaboration between performing arts collective Arcadia, Astral Projekt and Heckler attracted crowds of 100,000 over three nights.
New media artist and Astral Projekt founder Joe Crossley and Heckler creative director Glenn Urquhart created the spherical projections, which featured collaborations from media artists including Peter Walker (Astrix), Sam Lisher, Brad Hammond and real-time effects engine Notch.
“Partnering with Arcadia and Astral Projekt to bring Pangea to life is incredibly exciting and a huge honour”
“Partnering with Arcadia and Astral Projekt to bring Pangea to life is incredibly exciting and a huge honour,” says Heckler co-founder and executive producer Will Alexander. “We look forward to developing new-media works at Glastonbury over the next five years to global audiences.”
“Working with Will and Glenn at Heckler has been such a pleasure and I am excited for future collaborations and projects such as Glastonbury,” comments Crossley.
“We are embarking on some exciting new projects in large-format media art, and our partnership with Heckler will enable us to push the boundaries to new heights in this space.”
The Arcadia stage at Glastonbury follows Astral Projekt’s immersive projects at the 2019 Vivid Festival and in 2018 at Burning Man.
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