THE DAY WE LEFT FIELD
An immersive site-specific audio-visual installation by TUNDRA
Farol Santander, Sao Paulo, Brasil, 2018

It is the framework which changes with each new
technology and not just the picture within the frame.
- Marshall McLuhan

Inspired by natural environment and its place in modern cities landscape.
In “The Day We Left Field” Nature in its primary form, blades of grass, is the “leading character”. As in a surrealist painting, the blades of grass rhythmically keep wavering upside down in a cocoon of sound and visual effects forming a floating meadow.
Visitors find themselves fully immersed inside the eerie space of a dream, feeling vulnerable and at the same time aware of the open symbolism coming from seeing nature living within an urban closed landscape, a room located on the 23rd floor of one of the tallest architectural landmarks in one the biggest megalopolis on the planet.
The dissonant cohabitation evokes a long list of binary oppositions, such as synthetic vs. natural, real vs. virtual, human vs. machine and so on.

The viewers experiencing the artwork, cannot help feeling that we are part of both elements in these combinations. “The Day We Left Field” uses the force of “digitalized” nature to reflect about the delicate balance between the human and the inhuman.
INGREDIENTS:

120 square meters of hanging artificial grass
6x custom laser-animation projectors
quadrophonic sound-system

Below are the images of 3D-modelled project vs actual view of installation. 
BACKSTAGE: ​​​​​​​
Making of "The Day We Left Field"
Custom laser-animation projectors were designed and manufactured in St.Petersburg specially for this installation.

THE DAY WE LEFT FIELD
Farol Santander, Sao Paulo, Brasil, 2018

Executive production: MADAI
Production Coordinator: STORYMAKERS

Special thanks to Jorge Mendes, Julia Brandao, Fernando Gallo, 
Jeanine Menezes, Angela Magdalena, volunteers team and everyone involved.

TUNDRA collective:
Visual - Sinitsa Alexsndr 
Sound - Klim Sukhanov, Simon Perevoshikov
Production - Dmitriy Znamenskiy

photo & video - Sinitsa Alexsndr


© 2019 TUNDRA collective​​​​​​​
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