H  I  V  E

at Eloise Asylum


TYPE

🎠 AR/XR Attraction


ROLE

🎨 Designer

  • 👨‍🎨 Creative Director


COMISSIONED BY

💀 ELOISE ASYLUM


LOCATION

📍Detroit, MI


TIMEFRAME

📆 3 months


DATES

🎊Opened Sep. 2021


SERVICES

🔮 Conceptual Development

  • 🤹 Project Management
  • 👀 Creative Research
  • ⚗️ Experimental R&D

🖍 Schematic Design

💰 Project Estimates

🖱️ Design Development

📐 Construction Drawings

💻 Systems Design & Spec.

🖥️ Server Assembly & Setup

🎥 Content Production

🎵 Musical Composition

🔊 Sound Design

🦺 Installation

✨ Projection Mapping


BUDGET

$ ##,###


FABRICATION

💀 ELOISE ASYLUM


VIDEOGRAPHY

🎥 Camera Guy Paul


SPECIAL THANKS

🍑 Bobby Peach

LORE


Under the lower levels of the Eloise Asylum, deep in the long-forgotten sewers, something has taken refuge. The cavernous pipe walls are slick with decades of mildew and slime, the perfect conditions for a fresh brood. Under the lower levels of the Eloise Asylum, teeming with life.


Massive gelatinous clutches of bioluminescent orbs are smeared across the tubular walls, with no regard for what’s up or down. Every clutch holds dozens of embryonic eggs that quiver and stretch as the eight-legged larvae inside squirm about in a stew of amniotic fluid. The cavernous drainage system is now teeming with life. Fed by the unceasing stream of drainage and waste from grounds of Eloise the brood grows in number every hour. They are becoming restless. The eggs pulse sympathetically with their neighbors, creating waves of light that travel outward through the tunnels, communicating a message that emanates from somewhere – something – deeper underground.



The HIVE is on full alert.




ABOUT


The HIVE is an integrated media installation developed for the Eloise Asylum, an immersive horror attraction in Detroit, Michigan. The installation utilizes 5 projectors to fill 100 acrylic hemispheres with video, creating the illusion that each sphere is a mucus-filled spider-mutant egg.



THE . . . TANK


A custom live-action viscous-aquatic filming apparatus – lovingly referred to as the "Lube Tank" – and its contents were engineered specifically to film content for this installation. The tank includes a puppeteering rig that allows a purpose-designed alien spider puppet to be articulated while submerged within a bath of frothy, viscous mixture of oils and lubricants.



FABRICATION

THE LUBE TANK

an Absolutely Necessary Mess