Event: Paralympics Closing Ceremony, London UK
Role: Project Manager (budget management, scheduling, contracts, recruitment, health & safety, logistics).
Client: Kinetika Design Studio
Working with Kinetika artists Mike Pattison, Ali Pretty and Tony Mason, a number of creatures, towers and bikes were delivered to the brief set by the ceremonies team. The 3 tall character towers, giant trike and 2 ‘tripod-dandelions’ were electric-drive, and everything else was pedal powered. Since the rehearsals were in a giant car park in Dagenham, recharging the batteries could sometimes be an issue, so the pedal-powered items were a bonus in that situation. Weight and air-flow had to be considered in the design of the items to be flown, so the construction was made from wire shapes covered with fabric over a steel frame.
If you wish to hire any of these items, please get in touch with Kinetika. Due to their bespoke nature they can’t be provided dry-hire, but Kinetika can provide a techniciam.
Date: June- August 2012