"Rumble, Roars, And Laughter" - MakingOf
The project of creating two versions of "RumbleRoars, And, Laughter" in 1 sqm format received the green light
Mockup of the two versions of “RumbleRoars, And, Laughter” was completed in photoshop showing the natural teak wood color and the linen in casted resin background. A total of 18 LED panels would be needed to have a performance appear on both sides of the vase
Mockup of the teak frame (front & side view):
Contacting suppliers and ordering the full list of materials needed for building the two frames and their electronics interface. 
38 panels of P5(2727)-3232-8S-V1.0 LED from Shenzhen (using Guoxing high quality LED pixels)
1 roll of 76.5m of tin plated copper ribbon data cable from Nextron (Tainan)
1 pack of Onpow industrial switches LASO-k-11Q (Hangzhou)
18 Meanwell power supplies to power the LED panels MWLPV20-5 (Suzhou)
2 Meanwell power supplies to power the LED controller MWLPV20-5 (Suzhou)
2 SD SLC memory cards (industrial) from Mouser China (imported via Mansfield, Texas)
2 LED controllers NewWing C-7B (Guanzhou)
2 LED Hubs Link75 (Guanzhou)
2 AC filters from  Canny Well (Taiwan), model number CW1D-10A-T 250V/10A
100g natural wood wax (Taiwan)
200 KSS nylon cable ties (Taiwan)
500 M3*12 black plated stainless steel 314 Self-tapping screws (Shanghai)
10m KSS movable bushing, black color (Taiwan)
100 KSS saddle type tie mount, white translucid color (Taiwan)
100 KSS wire clip, white translucid color (Taiwan)
2 perforated stainless steel backs, 2mm thick, 96.3 cm (Shanghai)
Mockup of the electronics layout:
Layout of the various Dibond parts (aluminum composite) to be laser cut (Dibond #666666 4mm):
Please note that layout 1, 2, 5 and 6 have been flipped in order to have the painted side of the Dibond facing the viewer (color has been picked so it blends in with the LED panels)
Layout of the various Dibond parts (aluminum composite) to be laser cut (Dibond Lime Green 4mm):
Laser-cutting the aluminum composite sheets:
Dibond Delivered:
Working on the Electronics layout:
Documenting various vases. Pattern, shapes and perspective will later be used by the artists for painting reference
Mockup of 6 vases:
Received various components:
Adding Electronic components to the Dibond Layout:
Imported Perspex (Plexiglas) received (3mm thick, 2440*1220mm). Cut to Size and sent to the studio of Wang Chuanwen 王传文
Received more components (LED panels and power supplies):
Adding Electronic components to the Dibond Layout -part2:
Mockup of the wooden chroma-key green vase structure:
Cutting wooden vase structure to a height of 2400mm:
Adding chroma-key green fabric to the wooden vase structure:
Adding Electronic components to the Dibond Layout -part3 (Ribbon Data Cable):
Testing the vase structure and the stage:
Testing the Keylight effect (removing the green chroma-key stage from the body):
Important notes on above test shooting: the vase structure would need to be bolted at different locations and we would need to split the filming into 4 sessions. Left side of vase A, right side of vase A, left side of vase B and right side of vase B. Also, everything will be flipped during post-production as the performance artist cannot write reversed (mirror). So keep in mind that in order to walk from vase A to vase B, the performance artist would need to walk out on the left side in order to go right. 
Received various electronic components:
Note on above: the router from tp-link is only used to configure the two LED controllers in such a way that frame A and frame B will be considered as frame C with a height equal to to the total height of frame A + frame B. Keep in mind that all the animations are rotated 90 degree so it's the height and not the width that is doubled.
Finishing the electronics layout for frame A and testing each pixel with primary and gradient colors:
Finishing the electronics layout for frame B and testing each pixel with primary and gradient colors:
Successful color balance test of both frames next to each other:
Teak frames and resin-casted linen sheets were completed and were successfully delivered to the gallery:
Wang Chuanwen working on the paintings of the two vases. 
Sanding and waxing frames, installing recessed power switch
Cutting and installing T-track aluminum profiles:
Installing the resin-casted linen sheets into the teak frame then adding the Dibond with the electronics interface on top:
Adding the aluminum corners in order to support the perforated stainless steel back: (the extra center corner is used as ground):
Artist Wang Chuanwen working on adding gold pigments to the paintings of the two vases:
Adding print cutouts of the vase to the artwork while waiting for the artists to finish properly the real paintings. Once the paintings are completed, the perspex sheets will be swapped but at least the next steps of the production are not delayed.
Research on basic symbols and lines in order to add graphic elements to the artworks (no-one wants to read a text for hours). The dripping effect will need to be added and tested in post production.
Notes regarding graffiti phrases: they need to be catchy and contemporary and if possible relate to art. Also, while the entire phrase could be split into 4 parts (each side of each vase), it should be limited to a single line for readability purpose:
We thought it would make sense if somehow we can link the graffiti phrases with the Vase (Ming Dynasty):
Preview of the animation spreading over the two frames. The graffiti phrase will remain visible long enough in order for the viewer to be able to read the entire sentence. The graffiti paint could start dripping and slowly disappear or it could simply fade out, or we could try to have another performer deleting it. Please note that there is only one performance artist traveling from one frame to another in order to keep the magic effect. The 4 characters displayed below are just for preview purpose.











Bolting the vase structure to the cement floor for extra support and re-doing a test shooting:
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