Prize(s) Winners in Music Event Lighting (DJ/Video)
Company Exciting Light / Spannend Licht
Lead Designers Evan Morris
Completion Date March, 2017
Project Location Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Entry DescriptionIn 2017, The Mad Fox Club opened in Amsterdam. Since its opening, the Dam Square venue has become known internationally for its pioneering lighting system. Complimented by the usual effects, the main feature is a number of layered LED strips suspended below a mirrored ceiling. This simple-seeming equipment layout and unique control interface combine illusion, color science and video games design to allow unprecedented live access to the system’s hundreds of thousands of LEDs. The special interface allows for instantly creating venue-sized visceral 3D effects in time with the music program - a synesthesia usually only achievable through time code programming.
The Mad Fox went on to win the award for ‘Best Nightlife Venue’ in The Netherlands. Dutch-American lighting designer Evan Morris was the lead lighting & effects consultant on the project and provides the nightly live lighting design. His previous lighting designs include venues at Harvard, Times Square & Piccadilly Circus.
Company DescriptionExciting Light was founded as Spannend Licht by Evan Morris in Amsterdam (2012). Evan began his career with music and illusion design, and turned to professional lighting design 15 years ago.
Evan’s theatrical design portfolio includes 25 years of combined continually running shows in New York City, Harvard University & London’s West End, as well as performance tours in multiple countries.
Since 2012, Exciting Light has provided designs for variety theater, hospitality and nightlife projects around the world.
Recently, it played an instrumental part in both the redesigns of the Shell Tower & Dam Square Telegraph buildings in Amsterdam. Virtual Reality & other cutting-edge technology helped these iconic, landmarked buildings become the Sir Adam Hotel, Butcher Social Club & Mad Fox Club venues.
The Sir Adam Hotel was nominated for the Best Hotel Design, and The Mad Fox Club won the Best Club Venue at the 2017 Entree Awards. Evan won the 2018 LIT Award for Music Events at Mad Fox.