- EDC Orlando takes place in Florida on November 8-10.
- Headliners include names like Above & Beyond, Kaskade, Excision, Deadmau5, Rezz, Chris Lake, Alison Wonderland, RL Grime, and more.
- 2019 is the first year that EDC Orlando has expanded from two days to three days.
Every festival has its own unique atmosphere. Certain parts of the atmosphere become profound parts of your memory, sometimes they are as simple as your favorite trees to sit under and other times it’s a complex art installation. Many festivals meticulously curate a themed atmosphere to make the experience more memorable and to bring the venue to life. Less than two months out from EDC Orlando, Insomniac announced that they will be bringing three large scale art installations that they brought to EDC Las Vegas this year; Anima, Paraluna, and Pixel Forest. As an artist myself and a lover of all things interesting or beautiful, I am excited to see and experience these up close and personal.
Made by Daniel Popper, Anima is a 23 ft tall structure made out of wood, steel, and natural fibers formed over a fiberglass floor that attendees can stand on to look at the terrarium below. At EDC Las Vegas 2019 the female goddess sat blowing kisses out on to Daisy Lane as attendees entered the festival. Anima was created as a space for people to enjoy; Daniel Popper and his team intended for the installation to start conversations about where we find ourselves between the micro and macro worlds. Anima is giving me mother nature vibes and, as a photographer, I am personally excited to capture her beauty.
Designed and engineered by Christopher Schardt, Paraluna is simply a giant, spinning disc of LEDs. As the LED disc spins, animated patterns flash across it as classical music plays. Since the disc is held up by a boom lift it can be raised, lowered, and tilted for a more dramatic effect. Paraluna was created with the goal in mind that art is the most important part of Burning Man, what it was created for. I love to see an experience-based art piece coming to EDC Orlando because it’s always fun to take pictures with art and other times it’s even better to just indulge in it.
Pixel Forest is an immersive art exhibit that brings 8-bit design to life with LED lights and a mesmerizing light show. You enter a long, dark hallway as mind-altering lights flash by sending you into a moment in space and time in which you’ll start to question the reality of your surroundings to the sound of zooming around the galaxy. The audiovisual experience ends with gaming consoles loaded with games. The Pixel Forest started at EDC Las Vegas earlier this year and is now also making another home at EDC Orlando.
As EDC Orlando grows every year, it is an honor to have more art added to the festival experience. As soon as the installations were announced I began to reminisce on memories with my friends that I have yet to have. I’m excited to see how they take on a life of their own.