'Academy of the Forbidden Arts'

An Art Stage Installation

An Art & Sound Stage intricately designed as a haunted, brightly colored, gothic architectural hellscape made of a menagerie of found objects dipped in neon.
Step up close to explore the ethereal, the dark, the sinister, the unknown, the forbidden, the villainous…

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The Vision

The Academy of the Forbidden Arts is an immersive stage open for ethereal, dark, colorful, and sinister performances and music. 
The art is co-created by a team of artists: Dicapria, Tess Clabby, Adair, Eden Knutilla, Melby, Krystal Harfert, Lucy Kang, and Kye Whitmore. 
The majority of this piece is made from repurposed materials and found objects, including found wood, 2nd hand items, borrowed materials, repurposed toys and objects from re-use craft stores such as barbie limb architectural elements, pencils shingling the roof, and easter eggs lining the shadow boxes; glowing gummy bears, diy 'stain glass', gargoyles constructed out of sailing tarp, repurposed chandeliers, and more. 
Climbing onto the stage to discover all of the found objects and assemblage is one of the key immersive features. As is creating room for ethereal, haunting performances, rituals, and magical moments.

Specs

The core pieces break down into manageable pieces. The full stage is originally 8'x16' but can be broken down to create a smaller footprint. 

 

Footprint : 8'x16' (can be made as small as 8'x4', 8'x8', or 8'x12')

Installation: 3-5hrs with 4-5people. 

Power: TBD 
Sound: TBD

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Painting by Eden Knutilla

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Stickers Available! 
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The Crew

We have an amazing crew of talented artists, engineers, performance artists, and designers collaborating on this project.

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Dicapria

Lead Artist, Production Designer, Art Director, Project Manager

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Tess Clabby

Creative Producer, Art Director, Asst. Production Designer
https://www.topstitchbitch.com/
https://www.instagram.com/topstitchbitch/

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Adair

Technical Director, Chandelier Lead
https://www.instagram.com/incriminating_photos/ 
https://adairstudio.com/

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Eden Knutilla

Bosch Painting, Gargoyles, Shadow Box Assemblage, Art Crew
https://www.instagram.com/knutillaart/ 

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Melby

Co-Structural Artisan, Art Crew

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Krystal Harfert

Gargoyles, Textiles, Art Crew
http://www.krystaling.com 

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The Crew

Additional Art Crew - Lucy Kang, Kye Whitmore, 
Lighting - Raz Swimmer
Installation Crew Support- Digby Jacobson, Kyle, John, Amber Witten, 
Extra Thank You's- Beau, Galen Dorian, Cara Harshman, Thumbs, Andrew Warner, Cayla Sharp, Paul Savage, Sarah Duryeah, Dee Morley, Trevor,