"Trip City" - curated animation program for Decadence New Years Eve 2016 in Denver, Colorado
Denver Digerati submitted concepts to AEG Live for their massive New Year's Eve extravaganza "Decadence" taking place at the Colorado Convention Center in 2016. The annual new years eve celebration is the largest in the state of Colorado, a massive venue with two live-music stages and numerous other stimulating interactions in-between. This year's theme was "City of Dreams," so Digerati proposed a selection of short-form animations that were presented at this year's SUPERNOVA festival, ones that directly and diversely tie into the theme. The working title for our portion is called "Trip City," a reference to the impact of the visuals and artists who created them, including Aujik, densuke28, Chris Coleman, Zhang Wang and Keichi Matsuda, as well as Claudia Mate's recent composition of a woman walking as if on a fashion runway, and ultimately tripping and disintegrating into the ground. This document shows snippets of the looped project, presented on three LED screens within the convention center near the entrance to the event.
The project is another example of digital animation's broadening impact within our culture today, using visionary artists producing content that is complex, meaningful, fun and with a much greater visual impact than what is normally found in the context of such events.