Edge of Government
The Edge of Government Exhibition at World Government Summit 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
music, sound design
multichannel, 4 quadraphonic setups
"Starting off with the key concept Powered By You, Nohlab created an immersive audiovisual journey that captivates the visitors. A total of 350 square meter area was covered by both rendered and real-time generated visuals, with help of 30 projectors covering the whole floor and ceiling structures as well as walls, to create an immersive environment.
A gradually forming energy stream modelled a path for the visitors, carrying them forward into a completely different time and space, while the interactive area on the exit inspired people to engage with what they had only observed before.
A real-time fluid simulation flow covered the interactive area when nobody was around, sensors tracked human positions when present, and, a custom code helped generate particles based on people’s position and movements. This way, all the people became particle emitters, generating a power fields that affected both the visual, and other people's traces of interaction. People could shape their surroundings with their force and energy fields."
The U-shaped area is divided into four different sound fields, and the music is designed to diffuse its form throughout this area. In this way, the listener can hear the changes in music as they move through the space, and the time parameter of music is linked to the listener's experience.
Direction & Design: Nohlab
Music & Sound Design: Gökalp Kanatsız
Production Company & Spatial Design: Designlab Experience
Client: MBR Centre for Government Innovation
Creative Agency: CONSPIRACYSINC
Art Direction for Non-Interactive Area: Nohlab & Ethem Cem
Animation: Ethem Cem