Kanye West European Tour.
When designer Es Devlin sent over a piece of A4 gold card with scored lines creating different shapes, we never imagined the task that was set upon us.
"Your task is to create this vision at over 20ft tall. It must be lightweight, easy to tour but still look incredible on stage"
"You have less than a week!" Our initial thoughts were "you can't achieve that" but being Perry Scenic of course we did!!!
Working with Gold Foamex, the team set about cutting and sculpting shapes to build Es' vision, all held together with velcro. The faceted pieces were then mounted onto a series of aluminuim frames - making it easy for the riggers who would be touring the set. At first glance the set looked incredibly heavy but it only weighed 600kg. On stage it was indeed incredible, bouncing light from all surfaces. It was a truly remarkable set.
Kanye West Performance for the Opening of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
After the success of the European tour, Perry Scenic was then approached again by Es Devlin with support from Peter Aquinde and Roy Bennett to produce a stage setting for Kanye's appearance for the opening of Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi (Formula One Grand Prix ).
Three fabric structures with chinese architectural influences and features was the challenge facing the team, with only a few days to turn it around. The workshop team worked hard throughout, crafting the wonderful and unique structural features from a translucent fabric. The Voile structures reached over 40ft in height all with delicate details sewn on so when lighting designer Roy Bennett worked his magic the effects were amazing!
Es Devlin, Roy Bennett,