Unique highlights from the DJs and digital artists that played at Glastonbury’s rave utopia.
Glastonbury Competition returned to Deserving Farm final month right after an enforced three-yr hiatus thanks to the pandemic, properly celebrating its 50th anniversary with a lineup that observed Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish headlining the Pyramid Phase.
Also returning was 1 of the most beloved parts of the Glastonbury knowledge, Block9, an place conceived and creative directed by Gideon Berger and Stephen Gallagher. Tucked absent in the south-east corner of the large competition website, Block9 is where some of the world’s most exciting DJs and electronic artists preserve the celebration going long into the tiny hours.
Actuality was given exceptional obtain to Block9’s numerous stages across the weekend, where we filmed performances from artists throughout the digital spectrum including Overmono, Honey Dijon, Shygirl, DJ Paulette and additional, who performed locations this sort of as the immersive 3D surround audio arena IICON and the NYC Downlow, a area impressed by New York’s early house music scene.
IICON was introduced to Block9 in 2019 as a residence for huge-scale audiovisual performances. Dominated by a big, anonymised head, IICON is described as a “pseudo-spiritual monument to the terrifying new realities emerging in our digital, put up-fact age.” IICON:AV-3D is a 15-minute narrative expertise that takes position on every single evening of the pageant, in which the sculptural artwork is animated by chopping-edge video clip mapping.
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