Moonlight Silhouettes II – Behind the Scenes

The Creating Process.com followed my “Moonlight Silhouettes II” project from construction through the first opening of the exhibit and their photos and short video can be seen here :: thecreatingprocess.com/creators/rich. Thank you to Guillermo Ubilla for the nice piece and especially cool photographs of our crew at work back in July. The exhibit will also be shown in November and December with an opening event on Saturday, November 5th. Details coming soon.

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Moonlight Silhouettes II Opening

The opening of “Moonlight Silhouettes II – This Serious Moonlight” is Saturday, August 27th at the GallerIX of IX Art Park from 5-9pm. Also going on at that same time on the adjacent outdoor stage is the 2016 kickoff concert for the free WTJU / Leviit AMP Fall concert series featuring Grammy Award winning Los Texmaniacs from Austin TX. There will be plenty of beer and wine available as well as several of Charlottesville’s finest food trucks.

To recap the project for those unfamiliar: this work is created using a unique technique on a large scale and is an original collaboration with my daring aerialist friends utilizing a large constructed stage, intense lighting, complicated aerialist rigging and a massive diffusion screen that creates the silhouette effect. A preview is below.

Moonlight Silhouettes Sample

Moonlight Silhouettes II

We successfully executed the Moonlight Silhouettes II photoshoot last weekend building and testing the set on a 95+ degree Friday and doing the shoot on Sunday. A cast and crew of 12 busted their butts for this project and I was humbled by everyone’s efforts and dedication to the vision. Tonight the aerialists, Mallory & Stephanie, reviewed and edited the photos with me and I think we have ourselves an art show! The opening is Saturday, August 27th at IX Art Park. There will be bands, beer and food trucks. Mark your calendars!

In the meantime, here’s a behind the scenes peek at our set under construction:

Moonlight Wall-1

Lifter Puller

I shot this video with Steve Barone using his old Super 8mm movie camera. It features clips of the band’s reunion show at the D4th of July celebration outside of the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis on July 4, 2015 as well as the only practice session for the show the day before. As Steve stated, “Lifter Puller does not advocate using Super 8 for anything because it is expensive as fuck to get it processed. Use Instagram.”