ES DEVLIN

MASK

Es Devlin Mask

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ES DEVLIN IS AN ARTIST AND STAGE DESIGNER.

SHE IS KNOWN FOR CREATING LARGE-SCALE PERFORMATIVE SCULPTURES AND ENVIRONMENTS THAT FUSE MUSIC, LANGUAGE AND LIGHT.

DEVLIN HAS CONCEIVED TOURING STAGE SCULPTURES FOR BEYONCÉ, U2, ADELE, THE WEEKND AND KANYE WEST AS WELL AS TWO DECADES OF OPERA, DRAMA AND DANCE WORLDWIDE.

HER FLUORESCENT RED FIFTH LION ROARED AI-GENERATED COLLECTIVE POETRY TO CROWDS IN LONDON’S TRAFALGAR SQUARE IN SEPTEMBER 2018.

THE SINGING TREE, A COLLECTIVE CHORAL INSTALLATION AT THE V&A MUSEUM IN LONDON MERGED MACHINE-LEARNING WITH SOUND AND LIGHT IN 2017;

THE 2016 MIRRORMAZE IN PECKHAM, LONDON, AND ROOM 2022 AT MIAMI ART BASEL 2017 EXPLORED REFLECTIVE LABYRINTHINE GEOMETRIES AND NARRATIVES.

DEVLIN COLLABORATED WITH THEORETICAL PHYSICIST CARLO ROVELLI ON AN INTERPRETATION OF THE ORDER OF TIME READ BY BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH IN 2018.

HER PRACTICE WAS THE SUBJECT OF THE NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY SERIES ABSTRACT: THE ART OF DESIGN, AND SHE HAS BEEN NAMED ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE 2020 LONDON DESIGN BIENNALE.

DEVLIN HAS BEEN AWARDED THE LONDON DESIGN MEDAL, THREE OLIVIER AWARDS AND A UAL FELLOWSHIP. SHE HAS BEEN NAMED RSA ROYAL DESIGNER FOR INDUSTRY AND WAS MADE OBE IN 2015.

DEVLIN SPOKE AT TED2019 ON SCULPTING MUSIC, TRANSIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. HER TALK CAN BE VIEWED HERE.

STUDIO ES DEVLIN IS DESIGNING THE UK PAVILION AT EXPO 2020 DUBAI. THE POEMPAVILION WILL CONTINUE THE WORK IN AI-GENERATED COLLECTIVE POETRY FIRST CONCEIVED WITH HANS ULRICH OBRIST AT THE SERPENTINE GALLERY IN LONDON IN 2017.
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MASK IN MOTION
ES DEVLIN, 2018

3D PRINTED SLA, ACRYLIC, ALUMINIUM, LED
1900MM X 1400MM X 480MM

MASK IN MOTION IS A KINETIC SCULPTURE THAT CATCHES THE VIEWER BETWEEN MODEL AND SHADOW MAPS, WRITING AND ERASING THE VIEWER’S SHADOW IN AND OUT OF THE WORK AS IT TURNS.

AN OVOID, MASK-SHAPED CONCAVE FORM IS SCULPTURALLY IMPRINTED WITH A TRANSLUCENT, DISTORTED MODEL CITY, SCALE 1:1750. THE PIECE ROTATES, CASTING AN AMPLIFIED SHADOW OF ITS GEOMETRY ONTO THE WALLS, CATCHING THE VIEWER BETWEEN MINIATURE MAP AND HUMAN-SCALED ROOM.

THE MAP RECORDS THE LAYERED MILLENNIA OF MARKS MADE BY THOUSANDS OF UNSEEN HUMAN HANDS. THE WORK CONSIDERS THE DAILY CALIBRATION MANY OF US UNDERTAKE AS WE STRIVE TO LOCATE OURSELVES WITHIN THE SPACE BETWEEN THE INFORMATION WE CHOOSE TO SEE AND TURN AWAY FROM, CAUGHT AS WE ARE WITHIN THE MAN-MADE EPOCH WE NOW KNOW AS THE ANTHROPOCENE.

DESIGN: ES DEVLIN
CONSTRUCTION: MDM PROPS
SOUND: POLYPHONIA
VOCALS: JADE PYBUS
LEAD ASSOCIATE DESIGNER: AMALIE WHITE
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Se você ainda não sabe quem é Esmeralda Devlin, ou apenas Es, está mais do que na hora de conhecer. Ela é uma artista e designer fora de série, responsável por criar esculturas gigantes para as turnês de Beyoncé (“Formation Tour”), U2 (“Innocence and Experience Tour”), Kanye West, Lorde (Coachella, 2017), Adele, Pet Shop Boys, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, The Weeknd, Miley Cyrus (“Bangerz Tour”), entre outros artistas do Olimpo da indústria fonográfica.

Com uma pegada super hi-tech, ela foi escolhida para desenvolver grandes projetos ao redor do mundo, desde o palco de premiações como o Grammy e Brit Awards, até o pavilhão do Reino Unido na Expo 2020 de Dubai. Em entrevista ao “Guardian” concedida em 2016, a artista revelou o que a inspira a pensar em palcos cada vez mais engenhosos. “Tudo parte de como o artista se porta na primeira reunião que fazemos”, disse Es. “Penso e observo como ele gostaria de ser visto pelo público e começo a trabalhar a partir disso”, explicou sobre seu processo criativo.

Trabalhando com design desde 1995, ela projetou sua primeira cenografia de palco em 2003. Os responsáveis por “criar o monstro” foram os britânicos da banda Wire. Dois anos depois, Kanye West a descobriu e fez um pedido um tanto desafiador: repensar todos seu show em apenas dez dias.

“Preciso me conectar com o projeto para poder criar coisas belas. Mas não necessariamente gostar profundamente da música dos artistas que me contratam”, refletiu a designer. “Às vezes, só conheço alguns dos principais hits e pronto. Agora, se eu detestar completamente, não existe condição de trabalharmos juntos”.