WJA provided the Main Stage Lighting Design for the Coachella Music Festival
We coordinated, designed and directed the Main Stage Lighting for 50 different Performers including Radio Head and Dr. Dre. We were honored to work with Goldenvoice and AEG Live on this production. Their satisfaction is our highest award. They stated that this festival ran smoother than any previous year. This is particularly impressive since our team had an extremely short time to design and coordinate the show, approximately two and a half weeks.
Lighting Designer and Director – Jamie Jensen
WJA provided the Main Stage Lighting Design for Stagecoach Country Music Festival
Lighting Designer and Project Manager – Jamie Jensen
This project was a temporary light installation at the Gala Corina Art and Design Exhibition. WJArchitects utilizes installations as a means to investigate and experiment with individual conditions without the pressure of program. A simple spatial hypothesis is determined first for the piece and then the experimentation begins without a final pre-conceived outcome defined. We have to resit the urge to design and define walls first to avoid tainting the exploration process. We do not create a space and then illuminate that space. If you have one point of light and introduce one solid plane there is a space defined by shadow. We then trace the shadow edges to define where the next plane will be constructed. The form essentially grows into a system of interconnected planes and light sources. If one moves then the entire system is effected. With each installation our ability to predict outcomes has increased and our our ability to define space with light has increased.
This progression occurs within the same space without any changes in tangible form. The space appears as a volume of light or as a solid plane defined by a frame of light.
Mimetic camouflage and disruptive camouflage are two types of cryptic camouflage patterns. Crypsis, via disruptive camouflage and mimetic qualities, is the generative force behind the attempt to capture the ephemeral qualities and memories of organic shadows – as created through foliage and tree canopies. Disruptive camouflage in nature, and most recently in military defense tactics, aims to break up the shape and outline of a body in order to confuse a prey or enemy’s detection and recognition time. Can disruptive camouflage be interpolated in the shadow form via its inverse use?
This installation was a temporary interior build-out for the opening exhibition of Project Creo at the St. Petersburg Pier. The event focused on the collaboration between various art and design mediums. The composition was designed to perpetuate the blurring of these art forms by combining video art, light as art, and architecture, all within one construct.
Upon entering the installation, you are immersed in complete darkness. As the eye adjusts, a volume begins to emerge – framed by the darkness. Gradually, the volume of light’s intensity increases, defining a translucent window of an infinite expanse beyond. As your mind begins to question the solidity of this window, it is dissolved by the penetration of another volume. The space collapses as the interlocking light creates a focal point within the volume. Your occupation of space is now defined by these two edges of light. Your mind continues a journey through the space, navigating itineraries choreographed through variations of intensity and perceived planes.