ECHO – Signal Festival 2023


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Music, concept, art direction , design and animation

Visual Artist : Kento Tomiyoshi
Visual Artist : Nanami Tsuzuki
Sound Artist : Makoto Shozu
Photographer : Tomas Slavik,JanValášek,Dusan Vondra,Vojtěch Veškrna
Event organizer : Signal Festival 2023 TEAM
Main Event place : Czech Republic,Church of St Cyril and St Methodius

Signal Festival 2023

The sea is the storehouse of carbon dioxide. It is said that the basic foundation of the ecological house is phytoplankton.  For instance, a dead whale can nourish various kinds of creatures for a hundred years, of which phytoplankton are born, and then they absorb carbon dioxide that had been welded into the sea.

Thanks to the invisible boon of the seemingly unconnected incidence deep in the sea, we can sustain our life.  Whether or not we are aware of this graceful gift, we are all stringed with a cord of life.  This connection is not limited in the environmental world.  Just as the people here were once connected through the language and the rituals, today we are here woven together through sound and light.  In our artwork today, we try to describe the connection of the environment and people as a line, and it is transformed into a circle, and then the whole resonates in the Echo from the invisible boon.  We would like each and every person in the audience to feel they are part of the necessary life-line of the ecosystem.



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The Sand of Light – Qatar 2022


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The Sand of Light


Music,production concept, art direction , design and animation 

Credits of Content
Production and project management: Limelight
Producer: Zsuzsanna Benkó (Limelight)
Implementation: FLIGHTGRAF
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

Tech Team
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

Qatar 2022

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.

Some numbers:
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.

PAUSE – Noor Riyadh Festival 2022


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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?”