On May 7, the Dutch audiovisual designers of Circus Family will invite visitors of the opening night of NYCxDESIGN at WantedDesign Brooklyn to join their colorful LED installation “Day & Night.”
In the innovative and artistic community of Industry City, the Circus Family team build an interactive LED driven light installation exclusively designed to fit the exhibition space. During the day, the pulsing light glow will invite visitors to be part of the installation. A light experience in which the audience directs the intensity, audio and colors by simply moving around inside the installation.
This installation is created by commited designers from diverse backgrounds that are commited to developing powerful audio visual experiences, by employing a colourful spectrum of styles and techniques. As they are aware of the overwhelming amount of information surrounding us, they aim to speak a clean, clear and meaningful message. Circus Family’s focus is on unique storytelling solutions for moving image and their mission is to create content that – in this case, literally – moves people.
Circus Family is a family of audiovisual designers with a passion for bringing high-end 2D projects to life, using design, moving image, music and interactive technology. They specialise in the fields of fashion, music, sports, and luxury. As well as commissioned work, for brands such as Nike and Tommy Hilfiger, and events including SXSW and New York Design Week, Circus Family loves to create their own projects – just for the fun of it.
Founded in Amsterdam in 2004, Circus Family started of making snowboarding films, and today, founder Wout Westen still brings his directorial talents to projects as diverse as documentary “Pull Up: Grime through the eyes of Butterz” (created with FACT Magazine) and highly visual installations for diverse cultural events
Circus Family merges design and technology to explore new territories, create powerful audiovisual experiences and tell stories worth telling.
With its marquee events during NYCxDESIGN in May, WantedDesign is a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the international creative community at large throughout the year. Founded in New York City in 2011 by Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, WantedDesign has established itself as a constant and staunch supporter of U.S. and international design via events, conversations, and partners and its yearly programming aims to nurture New York City’s design dialogue.
NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official citywide celebration of design will return Tuesday, May 3rd – Tuesday, May 17th. Spanning all disciplines of design, NYCxDESIGN creates a collaborative platform for cultural and commercial opportunities, elevates established and emerging design practices and increases awareness of and appreciation for design by all audiences.
Industry City is a 6 million square-foot 21st Century innovation and manufacturing district that is situated on the waterfront in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The complex was developed by Irving T. Bush as Brooklyn’s first major industrial, shipping and distribution center, and was so successful that it helped to spur the economic and industrial development of the entire borough. Today, Industry City is on the cusp of a rebirth as a dynamic 21st Century innovation and manufacturing community, one that balances existing manufacturing tenants with those centered on creative and innovation economy fields.
The Creative Industries Fund NL is a Dutch cultural fund that provides grants for innovative projects within design, architecture and e-culture. In addition, it stimulates crossovers with other cultural and social sectors. Commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Creative Industries Fund NL has an Internationalisation Programme designed to strengthen the global reputation of the Dutch creative industry, build enduring networks and broaden the market.