KANYE WEST

SNL40

Creative Direction, Scenic Design

Kanye West gave a raw performance of three dynamic songs as part of the SNL40 Anniversary Special. WP&A’s stage design played with the tensions of space, rethinking the contemporary rock show with shocking simplicity.

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Process & Planning

Kanye’s SNL40 performance was a study in contrasts. The space expands and contracts with each song. Consistent, subtle lighting illuminates the scene. From the upstage walls, to the softbox seam, to the stitch fabric floor, every stage element has a distinct material properties.

Credits

  • Creative Direction: Willo Perron
  • Scenic Design: Willo Perron
  • Lighting Design: John McGuire
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Execution

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