Ashes and Snow at the Nomadic Museum

This project was a lighting design collaboration between Visual Terrain and Alessandro Arena of Catania, Sicily, Principal Lighting Designer for Ashes and Snow, at the Nomadic Museum, Santa Monica Pier.

Visual Terrain was responsible for the execution of the original lighting design and additional lighting design of several spaces new to the exhibition in Santa Monica.

“The opportunity to work with Gregory Colbert, Shigeru Ban, Gensler LA and the entire project team on this stunning project was an honor,” remarked Lisa Passamonte Green, Project Manager for the Visual Terrain design team. “Given the fast track schedule, our first priority was to assemble a proficient team of professionals capable of responding to the unique lighting requirements of this extraordinary structure and photographic essay. Together with Electrosonic and ShowPro we were able to bring our deliverables together with maximum efficiency and expertise. As a team we worked with the contractor RMS and Carol Electric to implement the design,” said Passamonte Green.

The Nomadic Museum is a 56,000-square-foot temporary structure housing more than 100 large-scale photographic works and three accompanying 35 mm films by Gregory Colbert. The building is composed largely of recyclable and reusable materials constructed of 152 steel cargo containers stacked in a checkerboard pattern designed by renowned architect Shigeru Ban.

For more information, please visit the Ashes and Snow website

Award: 2007 Thea Award, Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) – Outstanding Achievement

Photos: David Green