After 18 months of planning, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. became the host for the Scandinavian multicultural festival, known as Nordic Cool 2013 (insert link). The festival was scheduled to run for 32 days and highlighted the many facets of Scandinavian culture, such as visual art, music, and performance. The festival designers were in search of an artistic display that would change the appearance of the Kennedy Center’s façade during the nighttime hours of the festival. To facilitate the design, the Kennedy Center’s Department of International Events commissioned Danish lighting designer Jesper Kongshaug to design a nightly display.
In order to realize his vision of a Nordic Sky, Jesper and the Kennedy Center looked to us as a partner to design and develop an integrated event system that could produce a seamlessly timed light and audio show. Utilizing a combination of high powered lasers the Nordic Sky was brought to Washington DC, creating a beautiful light show on the 2500 foot façade of the Kennedy Center for 32 continuous nights.
The show was viewed by thousands of visitors, and was reported on by both local and national news outlets, including the cover page of the Washington Post (picture below press)