An audio-visual performance within the scope of the 100th anniversary of the William Marsh Rice University in Houston, Texas, USA. Rice invited URBANSCREEN to stage the Spectacle in its academic quadrangle during its Centennial Celebration. The Spectacle chronicles the university´s history by interpreting different decades and its inspiring story.
With a 270° approach and a persistent length of 240m projection as well as full spatial sound (6.1), it was a great immersive experience and a pleasure for us to mingle with the centennial audience on the campus.

This documentation offers the performance in its original length, from varied perspectives. 
Find a documentation of the making of here:

Premiered on the 11th October 2012
Additional performances on the 13th and 14th October.
Duration: 20 min

Creative Director: Thorsten Bauer
Art Director: Max Goergen, Till Botterweck, Julian Hoelscher, Jonas Wiese
3D Designer: Peter Pflug, Moritz Horn
Music: Jonas Wiese (, Thorsten Bauer
Sound Designer: Jan Fels (, Jonas Wiese
Mock-up: Simon Denecke
Production Manager: Manuel Engels

Media Engineer: Tobias Wursthorn (
Technical Director: Sven Rolfes

Documentation Director: Jonas Wiese
On-Site Camera: Jonas Wiese, Julian Hoelscher, Till Botterweck
Mock-up Camera: Simon Denecke
Edit: Jonas Wiese

Technical on-site provider: LD Systems (
Commissioned by: Rice University (, President David W. Leebron
Centennial Commission Co-Chairs: J.D. Bucky Allshouse, Teveia Barnes, Janice Doty
Spectacle Committee Co-Chairs: Molly Hipp Hubbard, Sarah Whiting
Spectacle Committee Executive Producer: Kathleen A. Boyd
Spectacle Committee Project Manager: Kathy Jones
Spectacle Committee: Kevin Foyle

Media-Engine support: WINGS VIOSO (
Mock-Up projector support: EPSON (

An production

William Marsh Rice University in Houston, Texas, USA
William Marsh Rice University in Houston, Texas, USA

70s design
70s design

80s design
80s design

flying Rice owl
flying Rice owl