At ExMachina we even put flames in motion! Playing with fire on stage is a sensible subject, especially when flames move vertically above performers.
Here we faced additional challenges, as the elements were quite unstable by nature, with a minimum rolling base of 18cm height, rolling on a 4% inclined stage. We had to get creative.
Combining high and thin rolling elements on stage is always a worry regarding stability, particularly on 6 meters height rolling elements.
Flying large objects along non-purely vertical trajectories raised unusual questions.
This moment when curtain call triggers the show, better having this unique eye-catching effect creating direct emotions.
During a concert, fans may become sometimes rough, then safety regarding the crowd barriers must be compliant to legal certification.
When a 10 meter high structure must be rolling on stage, stability must be studied carefully.
We all know the challenges of a revolving platform, but with this project, we developed a full range of use-cases.
For the Charivari festival of Villeurbanne, the designer’s intention was to raise high piles of giant books over two water pools.
Such a massive element has a life-cycle scope quite demanding, hence engineering is required on many aspects
Your venue may be equipped with the latest machines, artists will come up with requirements only specially made systems can solve.
How to move heavy pieces of sets during a show? 4-walls room translating sideways.
As simple as a mechanism may sound, the bigger it is, the more complex it gets!
At ExMachina we always say we put “Creativity in Motion”. Some projects transformed the practice of our craft, and will remain significant achievements in our company’s history.
How to guaranty stability of elements on wheels, with a high center of gravity, a small base, and performers on top of it?
Non-standard access elements are always a blind spot in regard of safety.