Holo-Gauze is instrumental in realising the video projection effects for Damon Albarn’s modern musical reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland. The show’s projections are by 59 Productions, with Lysander Ashton acting as creative director.
Initially appearing at Manchester’s Palace theatre as part of the Manchester International Festival, wonder.land is a co-production between National Theatre artistic director Rufus Norris, scriptwriter Moira Buffini and Albarn, who wrote the score. The musical is set to transfer to London’s National Theatre from November 27th.
In wonder.land, Lewis Carroll’s fantasy world becomes an online game, to which Aly, who is bullied at school and unhappy at home, escapes. However, some of the people Aly meets online – Dum, Dee, the Cheshire Cat and Red Queen – seem curiously familiar… A trailer, showing some examples of the visual effects projected onto Holo-Gauze, can be viewed here.
“I am delighted that wonder.land’s producers and 59 Productions opted to use Holo-Gauze to help realise their visual effects,” says Holo-Gauze founder and Holotronica MD Stuart Warren-Hill. “Holo-Gauze is the ideal solution for live events, allowing participants to make presentations behind our near-invisible gauze while informative and entertaining holographic effects appear to float in front and around them – as seen in the wonder.land trailer. Indeed, Holo-Gauze continues to be the solution of choice for live holographic effects.”