Friday, 21 November 2014

IDa4 at Zoo Project Festival

We got a call from two guys we meet at Pfingst open air festival all the way back in May in Germany, to see if we could do some art at this festival in the UK.   

Zoo Project is this big night in Ibiza, it’s held in an abounded Zoo near San Antonio.  Think they get 1500/2000 people every Saturday!  Anyway they have been putting festivals on for the past three years in England.  It’s like a Ibiza closing party but in Hertfordshire.

The concept is good and the theme is obviously animals! 

We were asked down to help with the set up and décor.   In conversation with Nikki, a member of the Zoo team and the driving force of the creative side of the Zoo Project Festival, she wanted animal figures at the main entrance and we came up with these. Monkey-Dancer and Owl-Suit

But before this we got asked to help out with one of the stages designs, the “Asylum” was to have a giant monkey face with the DJ playing out of the mouth.  We got a projector and drew round the face we wanted and left the cutting out to the professionals.  In the morning we painted the face on and hey presto you got a giant monkey face as a DJ booth

We helped with other aspects of the décor, we stenciled the Owl and Monkey heads on a piece of wood and I expertly jig-sawed them into individual pieces and hung them about the woods.
We love the run up to the opening of the festivals the buzz and atmosphere always gets us going, we were lucky enough to work with some amazing craftsmen and look forward to working with them again in the future, we definitely felt inspired by what we saw.

Everyone finished just in time for the first DJ! Work hard Party Hard.  We meet some amazing people, the three guys parked next to had driven all the way from Berlin to do the visuals, Che, Xavier and Toni was a pleasure to meet you ad hopefully we will party together at Fusion Festival next year. We ended up doing an accidental/unplanned collaboration with our neighbors when their visuals were placed in the eyes of the monkey face we’d painted earlier. We couldn’t have asked for nicer neighbors.  And not forgetting Amelia and Eve two lovely lasses from Leeds who worked their socks off to get all the VIP and décor ready around the site. The whole team at Zoo Project made us feel right at home, it was amazing to meet up with old friends and a privilege to meet new ones.
The Zoo Project did an amazing job of transforming a little bit of forest into a big beautiful party.   Let’s see if the van can make it over to Ibiza for the opening party of Zoo Project in 2015!!