Thursday, June 10, 2010
First finished Parallel-Play project of Summer 2010. We were given a great opportunity to design posters for a series of Wagner related performances and workshops presented by LA based, public engagement artist MACHINE PROJECT. Machine Project is a non-profit community space in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles investigating art, technology, natural history, science, music, literature, and food (more keywords).
The Ring Cycle is a 4 part Opera inspired by Norse Mythology, written by Richard Wagner. Wagner was like the Wes Anderson of his day, not a single arbitrary detail in his work. Every sound, movement, action, set, was planned and considered to the fullest. It's awesome. The Ring Cycle stories are probably what inspired lord of the rings. I won't claim to be a pro when it comes to this type of knowledge, this is just what I learned working on this project. Isn't the shattered sword fucking awesome?