Year2017
Lighting DesignerSooner Routhier
Production ManagerRob DeCeglio
Set DesignerEs Devlin

The Weeknd

Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour

The Weeknd’s Kinetic Installation for Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour is a stunning larger than life, star destroyer that articulates above the stage, lighting up and changing directions throughout the show.

“The music fuses analogue soul and futuristic electronica, so the scenic element we devised references both origami paper plane and futuristic star destroyer.”- Es Devlin, Set Designer

In collaboration with the production team, TAIT fabricated the kinetic installation and provided staging and automation.

Made of ten independent, aluminum triangles, ranging from 10 ft. to 20 ft. in length, and six automated electric trusses, The Weeknd’s kinetic installation moves vertically, horizontally, tilts and rolls to mimic the aesthetic appeal of a flight path. To give the Star Destroyer a clean, monolithic look, each triangle has its own custom fascia and grey fabric lining which video content projects onto throughout the show.

Hanging from 50 Nav Hoists, this cutting-edge kinetic installation relied on TAIT Navigator, an automation software platform, to support its infinite movements and provide real time positioning to ensure projections are mapped to the structure accurately. Additionally, TAIT built The Weeknd’s 136 ft. long main stage and runway which runs in parallel to the Star Destroyer kinetic installation.

the weeknd's kinetic installation