To build excitement for the release of HBO’s new film, *Fahrenheit 451*, Sub Rosa created #Speakeasy451; A 3 night event series featuring a roster of underground entertainment set in a dystopian speakeasy.
CLIENT : HBO
COMPANY : Sub Rosa
YEAR : 2018
ROLE : Senior Creative Technologist /
Technical Project Lead
Ideation, System Design, Development, Prototyping, Q&A, Equipment ordering, timeline planning, technical installation,
on-site technical event support, Uninstall
To build excitement for the release of HBO’s new film, Fahrenheit 451, Sub Rosa created #Speakeasy451.
A 3 night event series featuring a roster of underground entertainment set in a dystopian speakeasy.
In addition to the vintage technology & e-waste dressing the space, two installations brought together the experience of distorted information and surveillance.
Dual Projection Doorway
Using one of the main archways towards the bathrooms, we created a projection space that would reveal information depending on your location. This was a very simple but effective implementation, of two overlapping projectors, displaying two types of content. One projector outputting random noise static from an OpenFrameworks sketch. While the other, consisted of text from burned & banned books. With the colour calibrated just so, when passing through the archway guests would reveal different elements of the text, by blocking the projectors output.
CCTV Selfie Wall
Consisting of 18 various Vintage TVs and 8 networked surveillance cameras, this tv stack installation served as a backdrop for photos. The TVs displayed various media, from stock footage, clips from the film to live feeds pulled from cameras hidden throughout the space. A simple Openframeworks application running on a Mac mini, connected to a PoE networked switch, pulled in all the various camera feeds and stitched them together with different effects.
Mixed Vintage Tech, 8x Axis IP cameras, 18x Mixed TVs, OpenFrameworks applications, Mac Minis, PoE Network Switch, Analogue-to-Digital converters, x2 Short Throw Projectors, Portable Digital Media Players