2016 Friends of the High Line Spring Benefit

In preparing for our fifth year with the Friends of the High Line Spring Benefit, event designer Bronson Van Wyck presented us with several photos from a Rihanna concert he attended.  The photos featured a gigantic plastic-like translucent stage backdrop on to which multiple kinetic and random displays of color and texture played across the backdrop's surface in a rich variety of textures and vibrant and continuously changing color tones.

The mission from the Van Wyck & Van Wyck team - let's think about how we can create this idea ......... The creation though not to be in the source of the inspiration's venue - a concert arena, but rather in a 500 foot long x 30 foot wide venue with roughly 15' - 20' ceilings and seating for a 1000 guests plus staging, audio, and video design and production.  Another challenge!

Drawings were shared, a sample lighting demo created for collaborative discussion and - upon arrival of the event week and following two days of load in and lighting / audio / video checks - the vision appeared ....... Event design by Van Wyck & Van Wyck, catering by Bite, lighting design, video production services, and audio design and production by L & M Sound & Light .....