JAY Z

Magna Carter Tour

Creative Direction, Scenic Design 

In 2013, WP&A designed and directed Jay Z’s Magna Carter World Tour. The overall theme was dystopian, exploring the mass disaffection caused by constant global surveillance.

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Process & Planning

The framework was stripped down to its core. Staging elements were completely transparent,  devoid of traditional scenic finishes. Thirty low-resolution cameras were installed on stage to capture pixellated, surveillance style footage, giving the audience the oppressive feeling of big brother’s control.

Credits

  • Creative Direction: Willo Perron
  • Scenic Design: Willo Perron
  • Lighting Design: Jesse Blevins
  • Video Content: Drew Finley, Nathan Brown
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Execution

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