Decibel Festival Popup Artshow
Apparently the best shows aren't photographed

I produced the first & second annual official Decibel Festival Popup Artshows featuring about 40 local poster designers for the last two years. Maybe it's just a part of a proper show opening to the public, but unfortunately you really had to be there for these. 
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The 2013 centennial show called upon the talents of Benajmin Van Citters, Nick Bartoletti, Chris Blohm and Patrick Wright to projection map and Kinnect augment the whole show (from window displays, to rotating poster frames, to dancing skeleton tracking). A monday night quadruple kegger later, it was the highest attended opening event in the festival's history.
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2014 marked the introduction of EMP Museum's partnership with Decibel and made the poster festival a part of the Opening Gala at the Skychurch. 
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Email is often overlooked, but when approached at a person to person scale, it can be a powerful and honest driving force to inspire being a part of a poster show full of your friends. All it takes is a Google Form, a spreadsheet, Mailchimp's merge tags, a heavy dose of heartfelt honesty and you're just a pushpin supply away from an artshow. 

 

 
 Invitational for 2014, with merge tags used for participants paired with their artists. Automating the heavy lifting makes the operational side of event planning a breeze.

Invitational for 2014, with merge tags used for participants paired with their artists. Automating the heavy lifting makes the operational side of event planning a breeze.

 I sourced semi transparent window acrylic for the dual window displays in 2013, drawn by  Glenn Newcomer  and handcut by yours truly to enable projections to come out of the gallery.

I sourced semi transparent window acrylic for the dual window displays in 2013, drawn by Glenn Newcomer and handcut by yours truly to enable projections to come out of the gallery.

 Kinnect skeleton tracking by Benjamin allowed for live dancing projected on a seamless wall behind the DJ.

Kinnect skeleton tracking by Benjamin allowed for live dancing projected on a seamless wall behind the DJ.

 Testing the skeletal tracking.

Testing the skeletal tracking.

 Nick's TV rig.

Nick's TV rig.

 Projection mapping by Patrick.

Projection mapping by Patrick.

 3D rotating frames.

3D rotating frames.

 One of the walls of posters.

One of the walls of posters.

 You can just barely see the geometric patterning on the outside windows.

You can just barely see the geometric patterning on the outside windows.

 360 from the gallery walkthrough pre event

360 from the gallery walkthrough pre event