Winner 2019 / TV / Film / Animation / Animations

Walt Disney Concert Hall Dreams

  • Prize
    Winner in Animations / TV / Film / Animation
  • Company
    Refik Anadol Studio
  • Designer
    Refik Anadol
  • Design Team
    Refik Anadol, Efsun Erkilic, Raman Mustafa, Carrie He, Christina Moushoul, Kian Khiaban, Ho Man Leung, Nicholas Boss, Nate Mohler, Toby Heinemann

The Los Angeles Philharmonic collaborated with Refik Anadol Studio to celebrate their history and explore their future. Using machine learning algorithms, the studio developed a unique machine intelligence approach to the LA Phil digital archives – 45 terabytes of data. The results are stunning visualizations for WDCH Dreams, a project that was both a week-long public art piece and a year-long immersive installation in their gallery. To actualize this vision, the team employed 42 large scale projectors, with 50K visual resolution, 8-channel sound, and 1.2M luminance in total.

Refik Anadol Studio locates creativity at the intersection of humans and machines. In taking the data that flows around us as the primary material and the neural network of a computerized mind as collaborator, offering radical visualizations of our digitized memories and expanding the possibilities of architecture, narrative, and the body in motion. The site-specific parametric data sculptures, live audio/visual performances, and immersive installations offer a dramatic rethinking of the physical world, our relationship to time and space, and the creative potential of machines.