PIXEL FOREST

"What is this... it's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen... I think I'm going to quit my job. I want to make things that matter." SXSW passerby in tears

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Description

81 wirelessly controlled LED balloons create a floating pixel forest, an outdoor canopy of balloons. The installation is voice activated live by Leah Siegel of Leisure Cruise -- her beautiful voice echoing like a choir of angels. Dressed in white, she walks through the forest painting the balloons with her voice. Wind patterns reveal as the balloons shift simultaneously like a school of fish, a flock of birds, or cattails blowing in the wind. As the wind settles the balloons rise again to reveal a strict grid of light, a pixelated video screen which showcases dynamic color patterns, gradients, and washes.  Visitors are escorted into the forest and lay among the stars like orbs of light.

SXSW, Burning Man, Kinnernet Europe, and Maui, Hawaii.

Concept and Direction by Jon Morris
Produced by Jon Morris
Wireless LED Technology by Lumigeek
Performance by Leah Siegel
Lighting Design by John Taylor
Balloon Wrangler Robert Bose
Rigging by Anthony Vitale, Dave Pakenham
Build by Anthony Vitale, Dave Pakenham, Robert Bose, John Taylor, Joe Joe Martin, Derrick Jones, Rachel Veroff, and Leah Siegel
Photography: Aaron Rogosin
Special Thanks to Rachel Veroff, Brittany Guy, Chris Sonnier, and SXSW Eco Light Garden.
Co-Directed by Jon Morris and Michael McQuilken
Produced by Ana Constantino

"I'm laughing so hard, i'm crying!!  great video!" --nighthawknina86
"When a couple of inflatables get more action than I do." Jay Gonzales 
"We just watched Wacky, waving, inflatable arm flailing tube people get it on. This is why I love Andrew lmao." -- WoodBLike
"This video is cool because the way that the  beginning of love feels JUST LIKE being a wacky arm flailing inflatable tube man." -- Payton Hertel
"This is now my favourite music video, thank you for making it!" -- Amanda Park