This piece was created for the Elysian Ball [speakeasy erotique].
Orchestrated as a modern interpretation of a classic speakeasy concept, this event showcased a well-curated variety of erotic-based performances in conjunction with interactive installations, fashion exhibits, video art, spoken word and more.
Extravagant theatrics and performances fused various artistic mediums into a spatial narrative. A 9,000 sq. ft. loft space in Chicago’s West Loop was transformed into a circus-like environment which welcomed the audience into a deeply sensual environment combining old world sensibilities with new technologies, conjuring a winter escape of wonder and spectacle.
The Elysian Ball is an interactive exhibit which encouraged guests to come dressed in costume or creative formal wear, making actors of audience members...all within an installation designed to delve into the primal and visceral interpretations of erotica. A team of accomplished multi-media artists and performers created a unique landscape designed to bridge the gap between high-design and entertainment, between the ancient and the modern.