“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.