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