The assignment was to create promotional materials for an immersive performance by Chris Strouth at the Public Functionary in Minneapolis. The title of the performance was Antarctica and it includes a live orchestra with digital and physical instruments, generative video, choreographed dance and other movement in the space as well as an immersive installation which took the form of a desolate snowy landscape.
The process was intuitive. I listened to the sonic landscapes of Chris Strouth and responded in kind. I felt that it was important to capture both the digital as well as physical aspects of the installation while staying close to the overall mood of the piece which was cold, distant, roaming and a mysterious.
The result yielded a central image created by manipulating a scanner bed to resemble glaciers, and cold waters of Antarctica. The title is splitting the poster in the middle, with an added warmer color, which is meant to infuse the work with a live human spirit.
The result of this poster was such that the artist ended up being influenced by the color scheme of the poster, choosing to inject the installation with the same set of hues.