LASERS DE SÃO JOÃO
Lasers de São João, was the first of the Laserfield series. It was an immersive laser installation created in the city of Porto to commemorate the city’s patron, São João. The installation was presented from June 17th to 25th at General Humberto Delgado’s square, in front of the town hall.
The visual and sound content was predefined in a timeline, running in twenty minutes’ loops. The score was divided in four sections, each one related to four different S.João’s folk and pagan traditions (bonfire, waterfall, summer solstice and fireworks). In each section the colors, visual shapes and soundscapes were different relating to the section’s theme.
June | Porto 2016
The installation’s setup was composed by two RGB Laser beams, placed on the top of the square, a sound system and an array of eight haze and smoke machines.
The shapes drawn by the lasers were developed and triggered on Phoenix, a laser software that allows the creation of shapes and animations on a timeline and then translates it to the lasers beams under ILDA protocol, while the soundtrack was running on Ableton Live.