Leviathan
Leviathan

METAMORPHOSIS

Leviathan

Leviathan’s Metamorphosis is an audiovisual odyssey that extracts brilliant color data from masterpieces of the past century to create an entirely new experience of art.

 

Medium: Audio Video
Location: San Francisco
Date: 2018

Employing newly developed coding techniques, Leviathan dissects a curated selection of paintings into abstract digital forms. The generative visuals, which are set rhythmically to a composed ambient soundscape, evolve through time and space — transforming the unique LED canvas at Dolby Gallery into an immersive, meditative experience.

This synergy between sight and sound is custom-designed for Dolby Gallery. Rich color volume data, inspired by Dolby Vision® technology, is brought to life along with a sonic experience mixed in Dolby Atmos®. Moving audio dynamically travels across 52 full-range speakers and 34 subwoofers to immerse visitors in a fusion of art and science.

Leviathan is a specialized experiential design studio, based in Chicago, Illinois. Working at the nexus of design, digital media, and interaction, Leviathan transforms ambitious ideas into future-forward experiences.

Dolby circuit board

The structure was made in three sections due to its size and scope, and the neon criss-crossed the panels, with power supplies hidden on the back.

Lenticular wall

He may call himself simply a “maker,” but Derek Bruno could also be called an industrial designer, sculptor, furniture fabricator, or simply an artist.

Ears

"A wall of ears can evoke different emotions from viewers, potentially forcing you to consider the organ in a different way than you have before, and that’s the point."