(City Point, Brooklyn)
Thousand Deep produced and presented "Light Leaks" (NYC 2021), an immersive art experience by artists Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan.
We partnered with the artists and City Point, Brooklyn's largest shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. Together, we transformed a storefront on the main floor into a seemingly infinite space created by millions of lights and a gigantic cluster of glistening disco balls.
Instead of projecting directly onto surfaces of a room like in typical projection mapping, artists Kyle McDonald & Jonas Jongejan aim millions of light pixels at the disco balls in an extremely precise way down to the millimeter. The resulting reflections off the disco balls become transforming and immersive patterns on every surface of the room.
The artists accomplish this feat by conducting hundreds of light scans to capture the volumetric position of every pixel being projected. They then combine this data with a 3D model of the room to design evocative scenes of light patterns: what could be a glistening forest at night, a field of stars, and wherever else the viewer's imagination drifts.
Outside of the main "Light Leaks" room, we also showcased disco-ball inspired sculptures and designs by artists Kiichiro Adachi, Julia Walck, and Nick Oudsema.
All together, thousands of attendees purchased tickets and experienced the exhibit. We capped it off with a closing party, combining DJs with immersive art to create the ultimate dance floor and an unforgettable night.
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