The Sand of Light
Music,production concept, art direction , design and animation
Credits of Content
Production and project management: Limelight
Producer: Zsuzsanna Benkó (Limelight)
Production Concept : Kento Tomiyoshi (FLIGHTGRAF), Makoto Shozu (FLIGHTGRAF)
Production management of FLIGHTGRAF : Ryuta Hoshi (SIGNIF inc)
Animation and Art direction: Kento Tomiyoshi (FLIGHTGRAF)
Animation : Nanami Tsuzuki (FLIGHTGRAF)
3D modeling : Kazuki Kuroiwa (1inc.)
Simulation : Akira Kondo
Layout : Naoto Hiroura (SAZABI Inc.)
Music and sound design : Makoto Shozu (FLIGHTGRAF)
Music Choir : Haruka Koroyasu
Music Choir : Mana Abe
Executive Producer: Bush Cherroud (Nexxt)
Head of Production: Grimm Van Gestel (Nexxt)
Engineers: Joris Beel, Edouard Chbata, Nico Lemaitre, Kjell Rijntjes, Jurgen Vandewalle (Nexxt)
Local Production Director: Yasser Alattar (Dar Al Sharq)
Technical Manager: Hassan Elwakel (Dar Al Sharq)
Operation Manager: Ahmed Fouad (Dar Al Sharq)
Special thanks to
Alexandra Oikonomidou, Dressing Manager
Ghada Al Khater, Artist
Fawzy Semsem, Dressing and Signage Director
The theme of the show is guiding lights and navigation. Nomadic people of the Qatari region used the stars as a tool to navigate at night – the Middle East is the birthplace of astronomy. A falcon made of constellations and stars flies above Qatar, eventually transforming into a football, and all the stars are descending on Qatar and the Lusail Stadium – an allegory for one of the most important sports events of the world travelling to the Middle East for the first time, and the story of teams and fans finding their way to Qatar.
Five plus two amazing artworks on two spectacular buildings in Qatar: the Ministry of Interior and the National Archive. 205 people worked on the study, preparation, and execution of the project. A wide variety of video artists, video programmers, IT specialists, audio specialists, and production people worked for 2 months to make this fantastic production happen.
The Ministry of Interior projection mapping installation consisted of 40 latest generation 32k and 40k lumen 4K resolution projectors. This created a total of 14080000 lux. The total addressable pixel resolution of the installation was a whopping 369 million pixels!
To ensure the best possible experience, the audio system had to be the best. 5 LA acoustics line array systems produced more than 120dB at a distance of 200 meters and crossing the busy street in front of the Ministry.
The NA projection mapping installation consisted of 30 latest generation 35k lumen 4K resolution projectors, while for the audio, 2LA acoustics line array systems produced more than 120dB at a distance of 120 meters.
To have the best possible redundant system, all projectors were installed in air-conditioned projection containers. To ensure safe operation, all power installations, projectors, and servers were set up to be redundant.
Total technical crew: 205, approx. 1,000 m2 of fabric used, 200m fencing, 350m of yellow yack. More than 150+ permits, 2000+ of generator hours, 135,000+ liters of diesel, 4 TPS, 40+ ACs, 500m of power cables, 10+ km of data and video cables, 10 containers.
For the content part, 5 teams in 5 countries on 2 continents worked more than 10,000 hours to produce 7 artworks with 45 scenes, altogether 32 minutes of content, including 2 artworks of 7 minutes of the most creative, amazing stories for the Qatar National Day.
Music, concept, art direction , design and animation
Event producer : Noor Riyadh Festival 2022 team
Organizer : Maxin10sity Ltd.
Noor Riyadh Festival 2022
Our artwork this time focuses on “Pause.” Aren’t we passing up many substantial ideas and beautiful things in our busy daily life in too swiftly sweeping societies?
We need to pause to take a good look at ourselves, and then to observe our object face to face, slowly, giving it sufficient time. Maybe we will notice what we have passed by and a noticeable experience we have passed over inadvertently. If you can pause and find this kind of slowly flowing time, it will nurture your inner vision to generate a new idea and to have enough courage to delve into a new experience. This is what we believe.
The theme of this artwork is the question addressed to all of us, “Can you now PAUSE?”
Music, concept, art direction , design and animation
Music and Sound design : Makoto Shozu
Simulation design and Motion graphics : Akira Kondo
Art direction and Motion graphics : Kento Tomiyoshi
Motion graphics : Nanami Tsuzuki
Lighthouse of Digital Art, Berlin, Germany
There is the tiniest thing in the universe called a fundamental particle. Some of them assemble together and form a world and some flew from the fathomless part of the universe and travel through our bodies. Even though we have not known much about how these invisible particles precisely work and what they bring to us, some think they have some effective power on things and even on human mind.
Thinking of their miraculous existence, we made this artwork in mind that if these particles can exert their power on our mind and body, then they must have some effective power on architecture since they are material as well. The particles shot from space pierce through us and the effect spreads throughout the world. And the seemingly far-away space must be linked with the world spreading in front of our eyes.