Feed Me With Teeth
Last year we were contacted by Feed Me if we could collaborate in developing his new stage setup. Together with our partner Studio Rewind we started designing and developing the first test models. The basic principle was the grin of the Feed Me character. From there we started building test versions to find the right shapes and angles.
We didn't want to work from the standard shapes the available hardware provides, and took the challenge to fit the hardware in the shapes we wanted. This resulted in a monstrous grin which shape is impressive even when it's turned off. Almost every single piece of the booth is custom designed and made to perfect the shape of the grin.
After months of development we started building the real thing. A nine meters wide, 3 meters high aluminum frame carrying 26 custom shaped LED screens. In the meantime every single track Feed Me wanted to play was provided the matching visual animations.
With the deadline of I LOVE TECHNO festival in Belgium in sight we were finally ready to do the first test-runs. The result was mind blowing.
The Music and visuals are synced by a custom developed software package and provide Feed Me an unique setup in which he veejays by mixing his music. Even all the effects and tempo changes are synced. The new standard in stage show design.
Learn about Feed Me as a character, and get a peek into the artistic and technological challenges solved in the process of developing this show from a sketch to a fully realized concept. This includes designing the giant custom LED teeth, creating the beat-accurate video and lighting content and building software to synchronize all show systems to Feed Me's Live stage performance.
By now the setup has proven itself during 4 European gigs and a 6 weeks North America tour including 26 shows.
The goal is to keep developing the show and add more and more features for an even more spectacular effect.
- The upper video is a short docu to get an exclusive insight in the project!
- Shown in the second video is footage of the first European shows at UKF Bass Culture in London and I Love Techno Belgium.