LA Phil | WDCH Dreams
The LA Philharmonic is celebrating its 100-year anniversary with a sure-to-be spellbinding production by the lauded media artist, Refik Anadol. Along with the Artists and Machine Intelligence program, Anadol has created WDCH Dreams, which will consist of multiple performances featuring “dreams” projected three-dimensionally onto the famous steel exterior of the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
These dreams are created by a computerized mind used to recreate the way humans dream, processing almost 45 terabytes of data to develop new visual and auditory combinations that will leave the city of Los Angeles glowing.
Beginning September 28 and lasting until October 6, 2018, the WDCH Dreams performances will run nightly, every half hour from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm, and will be open and free to the public.
A companion exhibition will also be opening on September 28th, in the Ira Gershwin Gallery. Here, viewers can celebrate the LA Phil 100-year history in an immersive experience, exploring their digital archives via a touch screen in a mirrored U-shaped room. The exhibition will be available throughout the 2018/2019 centennial season.
Written by Zoe Banoža
Photography courtesy of The Los Angeles Philharmonic