SACO was happy to work closely with renowned Artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer to bring to life “Voice Theatre”. The interactive sound and light installation was designed to activate the 2,000 year-old Roman Amphitheatre with hundreds of glimmering lights and voices that are triggered by a microphone in the middle of the stage that records participants that share their messages on-site.
Using SACO Shockwave ALFAs in white, driven in Video Lighting mode to ensure smooth levels and crisp transitions, the light was shaped using custom tertiary film optics to achieve the required lighting effects. The audio system designed by Lozano-Hemmer captures voice in real time and then multiplies the sound on loudspeakers spread across the theatre. Simultaneously, the audio is interpreted by SACO’s video system and broadcasts into the lights positioned throughout the theatre. The combined visual and audio effect is incredibly immersive. The project was live between June 11 and July 1st, 2018. It was commissioned by the HeK art centre in Basel with the theatre board of Augusta Raurica.