Production, lighting and multimedia designer, Pawel ‘Spider’ Pajak, and PERCEPTO [LAB] – the team responsible for creative visual production – were approached by East Eventz, to design and deliver creative solutions for a one-off concert, they chose Ayrton MagicPanel-FX and Khamsin-S fixtures to provide contemporary, densely-coloured and dramatic effects for this very special evening. The two-artist concert featured singer Dawid Podsiadlo and rapper Taco Hemingway, and was the first sold-out gig for Polish artists in the history of Warsaw’s PGE Narodowy Stadium, attracting an attendance of 60,000 people.
The MagicPanel-FX units were hung in four groups of 16 pieces each on separate truss structures run by Kinesys motors and used for various truss looks, both as lighting effects and in combination with the video content as low-res screens.
The Khamsin-S fixtures were rigged on four straight trusses – holding 8 units each – above the stage and also powered by Kinesys motors, from where they were used to produce numerous beam and stage lighting looks based on different truss positions above stage.
A further 12 Khamsin-S fixtures were positioned on the upstage floor to create key looks from behind the band and with the effects being highly visible throughout the show. “They also produced some beautiful silhouettes,” said Pawel.
Pawel said his favourite moments with the MagicPanel-FX were when the ‘banks’ fly in and out and can transform rapidly from lighting fixtures to moving low-resolution screens. “The whole set up of 64 MagicPanel-FXs on four separate truss elements gave me a lot of creativity and were fun to use.”