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POETIC KINETICS INC. INTRODUCES “ESCAPE VELOCITY” A LARGE SCALE ROVING KINETIC SCULPTURE TO DEBUT AT THIS YEAR’S COACHELLA MUSIC FESTIVAL
FOLLOW THIS YEAR’S INSTALLATION FROM THE SAME TEAM THAT CREATED THE NOW ICONIC COACHELLA SNAIL FROM LAST YEAR’S FESTIVAL ON INSTAGRAM @COACHELLAASTRONAUT
April 11, 2014- Poetic Kinetics Inc., known for their large-scale interactive kinetic art, is introducing “Escape Velocity” to this year’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival on April 11-20.
This year they are shooting for the stars with “Escape Velocity”, a 36’ tall x 57’ long x 40’ wide mobile Astronaut. This gigantic kinetic sculpture features radio-controlled animatronics, giving it the ability to articulate life-like gestures, such as peace and thumbs up signs. The visor of the Astronaut is equipped with video projection mapping, allowing for video content as well as a live, interactive facial and name capture system. This will allow participants to interact with the Astronaut and have their face projected into the helmet visor as well as have their name appear on the suit’s name-tag.
Festivalgoers and artists can follow the astronaut’s adventures via Instagram @CoachellaAstronaut. They are also encouraged to use #CoachellaAstronaut to document their festival experience and interact directly with the astronaut.
“Escape Velocity” is the highly anticipated follow up to “Helix Poeticus,” widely known by festival-goers as #CoachellaSnail. The Snail garnered critical praise and worldwide attention after debuting at last year’s sold-out festival.
Poetic Kinetics Inc. has created art pieces for the festival consecutively for the past 3 years. Aiming to capture the true creative spirit and ingenuity that Coachella represents, Patrick Shearn and the Poetic Kinetics team poured themselves into crafting this work of art over the last three months. They embraced a broad range of technologies and materials, utilizing modern day digital fabrication processes.
After “Escape Velocity” makes its big debut at Coachella, it will be searching for a new adventure. It would love to find a home, be it a Space and Science museum or a really, really big backyard. There are rumors of an eBay bidding war after the first weekend…
Follow this friendly giant and its adventures all festival long via socials.www.PoeticKinetics.com http://instagram.com/coachellaastronaut https://www.facebook.com/PoeticKineticsArt Tumbler #CoachellaAstronaut
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