GALA Exhibition Manus X Machina FOr the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute

Creative Director: Kevin Cunningham


Video System Design: David Tennent


Video Post Production and Animation:

Peter Burr


Video Mapping: Katherine Freer


Director of Photography: Mark Raker


Gaffer: Seth Kirby


Sound Design: Marcelo Añez


Associate Scenic Designer: Jim Findlay


Draftsman: Simon Harding


Associate Video Designer/Production

Associate: Jason Batchelor


Camera Assistant/Production

Associate: Skye Morse Hodgson


Camera Assistant: O Woomi Chung


Production Assistant: Vito Spina


Lead Riggers: Janet Clancy,

Joe  Kennedy


Modeling and Steel Work: Joe Silovsky


Seamstress: Andreea Mincic


Web Design: Yasmin Santana


Producer: Daniel Zippi

3-Legged Dog has just completed design for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Exhibition Manus X Machina. 3-Legged Dog collaborated with Andrew Bolton, Head Curator of the Costume Institute and the Design Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art  to shoot and animate and map our video design for the dome and process niches of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture's "Ghost Cathedral" in the Lehman Atrium.


Our design served to bring focus to technical and creative processes used to create five emblematic pieces in the exhibition including the Karl Lagerfeld  Wedding ensemble for House of Chanel  housed in at the central domed room of the Ghost Cathedral.

The cathedral dome projection is a custom animation mapped into the dome using eight 20,000 lumen video projectors and features extremely close up video of the dress's embroidered and bejeweled train.


3-Legged Dog also created mapped video for four "process niches" housing garments selected to show specific processes featured in the exhibition. Again using zoom and macro lenses 3-Legged Dog captured high resolution video of the details of each dress's construction and mapped that video to the interior of the translucent niche housing each dress.

"The show opens in this center gallery with the first of several case studies, the term used here for a featured garment whose making is detailed in an extended wall label. This one is a Renaissance-style wedding dress designed in 2014 -15 by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. Made from creamy synthetic scuba knit — which holds shape very well — it has a 20-foot train painted and printed with slightly pixelated gold foliate pattern based on a sketch by Mr. Lagerfeld. This pattern is also projected, greatly magnified, on the dome high overhead — a beautiful effect [designed by 3-Legged Dog] that recurs more modestly with the other case studies. "

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