Jamie Lidell’s custom-built projection mapped cube

The new video for Jamie Lidell’s first single from his forthcoming eponymous album sees him performing in a projection mapped cube custom made by Flat-e for Lidell to control himself using a motion control mic and stand…

The new video for Jamie Lidell‘s first single from his forthcoming eponymous album sees him performing in a projection mapped cube custom made by Flat-e for Lidell to control himself using a motion control mic and stand…

“The mic contains a sensor board that detects the position and orientation of the mic stand,” Flat-e tells us by way of explanation as to how the gadgetry works. “This is sent to the control software for the visuals which can be mapped onto any of the parameters driving the visualisation. It can also map the volumes of different bands of the frequency spectrum to different parameters so that the visuals react to the music.”

Designed by Flat-e for use with the performance cube, the projected graphics are, they tell us, inspired by dazzle patterns, optical illusions and good ol’ disco lights. Oh, and the microphone stand control unit lights up like a lightsaber and Lidell is set to use it live during his world tour which kicks off in London on March 18.


Photography: Sandra Ciampone

The single, entitled You Naked, is taken from forthcoming album, Jamie Lidell, out February 18 on Warp.

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