We transformed an old-school bus to take you on a trippy journey to stillness for our art installation, The Midnight Special.
This installation was commissioned by Strawberry Fields Festival.
From the outside, The Midnight Special has the appearance of a retro Australian school bus, but step inside and you are sucked into a futuristic gravitational vortex of choreographed light and sound. Colour shatters in hypnotising patterns across viewers on the bus floor, soaking up the meditative ambience from the LED light show.
The light vortex sporadically slows then quickens in pace creating optical illusions for viewers who see only the elusive, floating light formations rather than the housing structure. The installation is an array of addressable LEDs designed by our team – each light was carefully mapped with specific content in collaboration with Hyper Reelist (Jobe Williams), then synchronised to respond to a soundtrack composed for this experience by Mark Williams.
The Midnight Special is a psychedelic mash-up of nostalgia and the unexpected.
The Midnight Special was last seen at Strawberry Fields Festival – a festival of music, art and love.
Design and production: ENESS
Visuals: Hyper Reelist (Jobe Williams)
Music: Mark Williams
Sound engineering: Morish Audio
Videographer: Joshua Beahan
Editing: Hyper Reelist (Jobe Williams)