Theater in the Round
A pavilion by Sam Songailo set the stage for an Australian outdoor music festival.
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.
Steel posts secured the frames to the ground in preparation for cladding with MDF.
Masking tape, applied to the MDF before two coats of black acrylic paint, would later be pulled off to reveal geometric patterns.
Color-changing LEDs were preprogrammed by Entertainment Technology Australia to loop in tandem with smoke machines.
The installation stood in front of a tent where dozens of musicians, including American pop singer Santigold, performed.
A central octagonal enclosure housed the LEDs, their control equipment, and the smoke machines.