In 2017, we were approached to create another custom art car, The Sanctuary, for a private client in the Bay Area. The concept we were given was “Gothic Cathedral”. 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. 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
The Digital Ambiance team assumed the roles of lead show system design to create
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 wirelesly 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.