Texas's First Digitally Interactive Sound Temple
Beta Date: November 11, 2016
Location: Carver Center, San Antonio, Texas
Collaborators: Ellie Pritts & Arturo Vilchis Design
Utilizing architecture, new technology, and light design,
FOUR aims to honor the sacred elements that are
Earth, Wind, Water and Fire in hopes of inspiring
a new generation of earth defenders.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
In collaboration with international photographer Ellie Pritts and local architect Arturo Vilchis, multimedia artist and musician Saakred builds upon their 2013 Luminaria installation, Alumbramiento with FOUR. FOUR aims to create a fully immersive experience by creating a temple in which four participants have the opportunity to create an original, digital sound piece. Through new technology, participants will have the unique opportunity of collaborating with three other strangers, making this San Antonio’s first digitally interactive orchestra.
A sacrament to the Elements.
FOUR acts as a microcosm for the unpredictable entropic and harmonious movements of the Earth, while providing a hands on experience on experimental sound production. This installation aims at creating both contemplative and interactive actions in efforts of promoting and honoring ancient wisdoms that acknowledge the importance of the four seasons, four directions and four elements of planet Earth.
**Phase One premiered November 11, 2016 at
Luminaria Arts Festival in San Antonio, Texas.
about the artists:
Saakred: concept, graphics, architectural renderings & sound design
Four - Mockup Draft - 001a