Illumination specialist LED Creative support Projection Artworks on a festive installation project at Luton Airport.
Housed in the easyJet hanger and featuring a sequence of scintillating visual projections, mapped across an easyJet Airbus A320, the magical performance was choreographed to sync with a contemporary reworking of Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Created by a team of ten lighting designers and artists, the spectacle incorporated an array of stunning lighting effects, illuminated props and festive themed scenic elements that included over 1.5 miles of coloured lights used to add colour and sparkle throughout the venue.
Working with Pete Boatfield at Projection Artworks, LED Creative provided a selection of their Sigma Pulse Wands paired with BYTE, the company’s state of the art controller units developed specifically to work in unison with their Sigma product range to allow maximum artistic control with minimum programming time.
Having been allocated just 24 hours to complete the festive transformation, the ‘plug and play’ Sigma system was an ultra-convenient solution for adding dynamic colour and movement to the installation.
Speaking about the project, LED Creative’s Tim Rees said “it has been a pleasure to have helped create such an incredible live performance. The team have worked their magic over every aspect of the installation and the end result has been simply amazing”.
Staged in front of an invited audience made up of airport staff and their families along with local school children, the festive surprise was billed as ‘the world’s biggest Christmas lights show on a plane’ and forms part of the airport’s 80th anniversary celebrations.