Nine Inch Nails

Lights In The Sky 2008 tour with Moment Factory

“I’m becoming less defined,” sings Trent Reznor, thrusting and retracting body parts through the curtain of densely white visual static. NIN’s actions trigger lights and effects – the stage is a metaphysical visual extension of the band and their music.

Moment Factory hired me to work with NIN’s production designer Roy Bennett to create a truly interactive stage setup that gave NIN control over the visual aspects of their performance. In effect, we created a setup where the stage itself became an instrument that reacted to the band’s position, movements and intensity.

The interactive design allowed NIN to track, process and generate content in real-time. An on-stage device reacted to multiple live-capture inputs, and live visuals were displayed on giant transparent LED Stealth screens.