The SanctuaryA mobile art installation bringing people together to celebrate music
In 2017, we were approached to create another custom art car for a private client in the Bay Area. The concept we were given was “Gothic Cathedral” and the goal of the project was to create a work of art that would evoke reverence and reflection during the day, yet would transform into a sound stage and point of celebration at night. The client was quite specific at the onset of the project, he wanted us to pull out all the stops and design something completely unique and has never been seen before. With these criteria in mind, we had a 6 month period of designing the mobile installation from top to bottom. Everything from the framing and
Digital Ambiance assumed the role of lead show system design to create a cohesive lighting, laser, and pyro show. The Digital Ambiance team also assumed the role of project producer, managing the finances and coordination of assets.
Once the design was approved, a year and a half long build commenced. Tesseract’s
The Sanctuary debuted in August of 2018 with a crew of 15. The show ran nightly from a remote front-of-house booth that wirelessly linked to the main car. This allowed the show designers to program with a full view of the installation, creating beautiful coordinated effects across the lighting, laser, and pyro systems.
DJ’s and musicians including Diplo, Skrillex, Aphrodite, and many more headlined throughout the week showing a diverse range of acoustics and even a performance from a gospel choir to round out the mix.
After the debut, it was clear that The Sanctuary had made an impression on everyone that had attended, with articles written in The Guardian, SF GATE, and Billboard highlighting our success. Future plans for the mobile installation include appearances at some of the west coast’s biggest festivals along with continued appearances out in the desert for that special week in August/Sept.