Escape Velocity

The most photographed art piece at Coachella 2014.

 

Escape Velocity

Poetic Kinetics' 2014 Coachella creation.

 

Escape Velocity

The 36’ tall x 57’ long x 40’ wide mobile Astronaut.

 

Escape Velocity

A large scale roving kinetic sculpture.

 

Escape Velocity

Featuring a live innovative facial capture video mapping
system that puts the participants face into the Astronaut’s
visor and their name emblazoned on the suit name tag.

 

Escape Velocity

Real time radio controlled animatronics moved the shoulders,
arms, elbows and hands.

 

Escape Velocity

Hovering over concertgoers, interacting with them as they passed by.

 

Escape Velocity

One of the most photographed art pieces of 2014.

 

Escape Velocity

Crash landing into Fat Boy Slim’s set in the
Sahara Tent at Coachella.

 

Escape Velocity

The incredible team that brought this piece to life.

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ESCAPE VELOCITY

by: Poetic Kinetics

Poetic Kinetics, known for their large-scale interactive kinetic art, introduced “Escape Velocity” to Coachella Music and Arts Festival on April 11-20, 2014. The 36’ tall x 57’ long x 40’ wide mobile Astronaut amazed fans and performers during the festival, hovering over concertgoers, interacting with them as they passed by. Radio-controlled animatronics gave it the ability to articulate life-like gestures, such as peace and thumbs up signs. Video projection mapping allowed participants to have their face projected into the helmet visor as well as have their name appear on the suit’s nametag. It was such a hit Kid Cudi and Big Boi of OutKast requested its presence at their performances.

Also known as Coachella Astronaut.  Escape Velocity roamed the Coachella Polo fields in 2014.

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Escape Velocity comes in peace. #CoachellaAstronaut

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All we need is somebody to lean on

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Escape Velocity

also known as Coachella Astronaut,
now lives happily at the Science
Museum of Minnesota.