Astera Titan Tubes and PixelBricks are woven into the elegant lighting design by Bruno Poet and Ricard White for Icelandic singer-songwriter and live performance trailblazer Björk, who is touring her “Cornucopia” theatrical show globally through 2023. The show concept was initiated by the artist herself and developed with creative collaborators James Merry and Argentinian film director Lucrecia Martel. The eye-catching and cerebral video content was produced by Tobias Gremmler and the set is designed by Chiara Stevenson.
The ‘utopian planet’ stage set features some spectacular main performance risers that appear like huge organic floating platforms, nicknamed ‘The Mushrooms’ by the crew. They needed lighting in a very specific way to give the illusion of floating, and Richard and Bruno immediately thought of Titan Tubes. The riser undersides are constructed from a set of flocked/latex fungal gills, and the 24 Astera Titan Tubes are positioned around the base of these ‘gills.’ The stage and video design has three sets of automated tracked projection surfaces that interact with the risers to constantly shift and change the architecture of the space throughout the show.