We transformed an old-school bus to take you on a trippy journey to stillness for our latest 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 who lie on the bus floor, soaking up the meditative ambience from the LED light show.
The light vortex calms and speeds up playing visual tricks on the audience, who forget the structures are there between the illusive, floating light formations. The installation structure 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 react to a soundtrack composed for this experience by Mark Williams.
The Midnight Special evokes nostalgic feelings mixed with the unseen, unfamiliar and unexperienced.
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)