March 2, 2017

Theater in the Round

A pavilion by Sam Songailo set the stage for an Australian outdoor music festival.

The pavilion was constructed for the Splendour in the Grass music festival. Photography courtesy of Sam Songailo.

Pine boards were screwed together to form frames for Program Two, artist Sam Songailo’s pavilion for the Splendour in the Grass music festival in the Australian town of Yelgun, on the coast between Brisbane and Sydney.

The structure was clad with MDF. Photography courtesy of Sam Songailo.

Steel posts secured the frames to the ground in preparation for cladding with MDF.

Geometric patterns were created using masking tape. Photography courtesy of Sam Songailo.

Masking tape, applied to the MDF before two coats of black acrylic paint, would later be pulled off to reveal geometric patterns.

LEDs and smoke machines looped in tandem. Photography by Kelsey Dabinett.

Color-changing LEDs were preprogrammed by Entertainment Technology Australia to loop in tandem with smoke machines.

Musicians performed inside a tent behind the installation. Photography by Kelsey Dabinett.

The installation stood in front of a tent where dozens of musicians, including American pop singer Santigold, performed.

Equipment was stored inside a central enclosure. Photography by Kelsey Dabinett.

A central octagonal enclosure housed the LEDs, their control equipment, and the smoke machines.

The structure served as a meeting point for concertgoers. Photography by Tao Jones.

During the three days, 30,000 concertgoers used the structure as a meeting point.

> See more from the November 2016 issue of Interior Design

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