Magic Flute / Opera Design / Remix Project

Digital Art Mixed-Media students will be contributing imagery for the Opera Production of Magic Flute to be staged at Weber Music Hall in December 2015. We plan to do digital projections across 3 screens, thinking about triptych images that mix the traditional story themes of Egyptian temples, landscapes and gardens with more modern settings.

SAVE THESE DATES: (please sign up in class for times you can help)

Test Tech for Projections in Weber Music Hall on Monday Oct 5  (daytime) + Tues Oct 6 (morning)

Rehearsals 7pm-10pm in Weber Music Hall on Monday Nov 30, Wednesday Dec 2nd and Thursday Dec 3rd.

Performances 730 pm in Weber Music Hall: Friday Dec 4 and Sat Dec 5 

Here are some links to inspiration and information about this project.
Magic Flute Visual themes: Egyptian motifs, Temples, Pyramids, Gardens, Palm Trees, Rocky Landscape, Mountains, Fire, Water, Osiris, Isis, Snakes, Lions, Birds, Starry Sky. UMD Opera is  updating the setting to contemporary time: Sky scrapers, Night Club, Queen of the Night as a Drug Lord? Psychedelic patterns, Vegas?
Some cool versions to look at:

Blog Assignment : RiP! A Remix Manifesto

Fall 2015 / Digital Art Mixed-Media Classes

Online Assignment  for THURSDAY Sept 24

RiP! A Remix Manifesto (it’s about 86 minutes)

Please view full video online. Take notes on what you find most revealing or surprising about the contemporary practice of remix artists. Does the video raise issues about your own use of digital media… in your artwork or your life? How does the video relate to recent internet blackout/protest and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) legislation? Do you side with the CopyLEFT or the CopyRIGHT?

RiP: A Remix Manifesto from Laurent LaSalle on Vimeo. your comments (about 150 words). We will discuss in class the following week.