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Kinetic Opera Sculptures

Studio Drift Creates a Dynamic Piece for the Dutch National Touring Opera

— February 13, 2020 — Art & Design
Studio Drift elevates the production of L'Orfeo with a striking opera sculpture that is made with 10 miles of ultra-fine nylon. The installation provides a dramatic setting for the performance and is used to better relate to the audience the changing "inner world of the characters on stage." Without a doubt, this adds another dimension of immersion for the act.

The kinetic opera sculpture is the product of a collaboration between the progressive art studio and the Nederlandse Reisopera (Dutch National Touring Opera). The partnership is an example of 'Gesamtkunstwerk,' which is a term used to describe an art experience that makes use of multiple mediums. To complete the collective objective, the creatives worked with a flexible, "hair-thin reflective Japanese fluorocarbon thread," which is said to share the properties of a fishing line.
Trend Themes
1. Kinetic Opera Sculptures - Innovations in the use of ultra-fine nylon, combined with fishing line-like materials, could create new opportunities in the development of kinetic opera sculptures.
2. Gesamtkunstwerk Collaborations - Further partnerships between progressive art studios and theatrical groups could result in more Gesamtkunstwerk experiences for audiences.
3. Multi-medium Art Experiences - Incorporating multiple mediums such as sculpture, kinetic installations, and performance, could create new possibilities for immersive art experiences.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Culture - Creative professionals could lead in developing multi-medium and immersive art installations to create unique experiences for audiences.
2. Opera and Theatre - Production artists in opera and theatre could partner with creative professionals to incorporate innovative installation designs and techniques to enhance performances.
3. Manufacturing and Materials - Innovations in materials such as ultra-fine nylon and Japanese reflective fluorocarbon thread, could create opportunities for manufacturers to produce new artistic products and installations.
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