Luminary Art:Tech:Music

Future Fires is a live showcase for artists that use frontier technologies as their canvas; In March 2017, Luminary, their first event at The Midway SF that explored the visionary work of creators and musicians from around the world using emerging technologies: immersive audio, drones, VR, projection mapping, and more. As their first artist in residence, Can Buyukberber has developed and exhibited multiple collaborative pieces including "ray:trace" a large scale projection mapped mural installation, interactive dance project "Moshi" and a special live set for prolific electronic musician Shigeto.

Projection Mapped Mural Installation
ray:trace is a site specific installation by Can Buyukberber with sound design by Yagmur Uyanik, an audiovisual experiment at the intersection of light, space and time. The installation presents a sensational collapse of dimensionality by tracing the path of projected light on a 40 feet wide tessellated mural piece. In collaboration with Future Fires and Britelite Immersive who supported our project with excellent technical equipment and assistance , we premiered the large-scale projection-mapped piece at The Midway Gallery
Concept & Art Direction: Can Buyukberber
Sound Design: Yagmur Uyanik
Shigeto - Live Visual Set
by Can Buyukberber
The music of Zachary Saginaw, who records as Shigeto (Ghostly International), is cross-wired of a host of different musical influences. His melodic, beat oriented songs are a unique blend of instrumental hip hop and electronic music. His appearance at the premiere "Luminary" event in March was an emotional experience, the audience demonstrating a deep affinity for Shigeto's "live and looping" approach to spontaneous performance. For this special audiovisual collaboration, Buyukberber prepared a 60 minutes live visual set that accompanies Shigeto's eclectic performance by finding right matches from his visual repertoire.
Video by Patrick Haynes, courtesy of Future Fires.
Interactive Dance Piece
The Moshi Project is a splice of realtime responsive visuals with Oakland Hip-Hop culture. In collaboration with Future Fires co-founder Clark Suprynowicz, Interactive Artist Marpi and Can Buyukberber worked with Oakland-based freestyle hip-hop dancer Mikey Disko to prepare a special performance for the Luminary, resulting a monochrome and abstract digital world energized by human motion and dance beats. A second version of Moshi including multiple dancers has been developed with the same team and was exhibited at Microsoft Envision in Orlando and Luminary:Expanded during Fall 2017.
Choreography & Performance: MikeyDisko
Art Direction: Can Buyukberber
Interaction Design: Marpi
Video by Patrick Haynes, courtesy of Future Fires.
From the rehearsal of "Moshi II'
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