EARTH I - Immersive Floating Mountains with 20 x Winch10
A huge piece of cloth, as long and as wide as the stage, descends over the pianist, who imperturbably interprets his 'melody'. The cloth changes its formation and shape, creating the scenery of deep dales and large mountains.
The amazing shapeshifting effect was controlled by 20 units of the Wahlberg Winch10. Each wire was connected to several distributed surface points on the enormous piece of cloth. Same effect can also be achieved with our Winch25 Curtain.
The EARTH series within the cycle is used to explore and depict current compelling themes. In EARTH I, Van Welden, together with pianist/composer Frederik Croene, takes climate change as a starting point. - Karl Van Welden
(Watch the video above of the cloth rising.)
Concept, Direction: Karl Van Welden – Concept, Composition, Piano: Frederik Croene – Light Designer: Ryoya Fudetani - Assistent, Machinery: Maarten De Vrieze - Technology: Vincent Malstaf – Production: Verenigde Planeten | United Planets vzw – Co-production: Concertgebouw Brugge (BE), KANAL - Centre Pompidou (BE), C-TAKT (BE), Perpodium (BE), Platform 0090 (BE), C-Mine (BE), B-Classic (BE) - With the support of: Vlaamse Overheid, PACT Zollverein (DE), Warande (BE), Tax Shelter and the Belgian Federal Government
(Photos by, Karl Van Welden)