Krewella Crystal Volcano

Krewella Crystal Volcano

3D animation, production design, live animation

XiteLabs (VSL) in collaboration with Stefano Novelli created “The Krewella Crystal Volcano” a bespoke crystalline stage production for Krewella’s “GET WET LIVE” tour. Our team brought this ambitious concept from pencil sketches and creative references into architectural reality. This unique creative experience was both exciting, new and invigorating throughout the process.

“The Krewella Crystal Volcano” was a 30ft x 18ft superstructure incorporating reflection-mapped faceted crystals. The crystals are built out of a combination of one-way and two-way mirrored acrylic and were specifically designed to create contained infinite reflections. Each crystal is equipped with LED video access and/or interior LED tape, creating complex internal volumetric reflection effects which visually morphed the structure.

A central arc of faceted crystal clusters make up the base of the structure, grounding it to the stage like the base of a rocky volcano. LED panels peek out of this area like lava from within. At the apex of the structure are the performers, central to the entire design. Behind them an LED screen displays visuals and custom content while the corner crystalline pieces flanking them act as explosive fragments from the mountainous volcano of crystals below. Stage lighting is dispersed throughout to reinforce the form and composition, completing the dynamic design.

The entire stage design was modular to accommodate different configurations depending on venue size and capabilities. The Get Wet tour received many media accolades and is considered to be one of the biggest mapping triumphs of the Xite (VSL) team. Check out this article in Live Design which features the Volcano, amidst other Xite (VSL) works. The Get Wet tour did over 50 stops across the United States, kicking off in Austin Texas to great acclaim. Many of the shows sold out as the word spread of the impressive experience Krewella dropeed on their fans.

Krewella Live “Making the Crystal Volcano” by Creators Project

Deliverables: Creative Direction, Production and Lighting Design, CAD support, Fabrication Management, 3D Animation, Content Creation, System Programming, VJ Services


Making of The Krewella Volcano