• Project: Ye Donda 2
  • Client: Ye
  • Location: Miami
  • Year: 2022
  • Department: Entertainment
  • Typology: Special project
  • Program: Concert
  • Scope: Scenography
  • Design Status: Completed
  • Surface: 11,000 m²

The album launch, or “listening party,” for Ye’s album Donda 2 was held at LoanDepot Park Stadium in Miami. The scenography built upon and extended the narrative concept of the Donda 1 listening party, held the previous year in Chicago. In the prior iteration, an exact 1:1 scale model of Ye’s childhood was constructed and then burned live during the event. For the Miami event, the charred ruin of the home was elevated on stilts above a black platform filled with water. The show began with the ruin igniting in flames once again, followed by thick fog and a sound design intended to recall a pounding heartbeat. A large screen displayed a simulation of Pluto burning in the background during Ye’s performance.

  • Design Team: Niklas Bildstein Zaar, Sophia Kuhn, Valtteri Laihanen, Carla Kaempfer, Steffen Bunte, Andreas Lönn Grill, Paul Haase, Roena Rosenberger
  • Talents: Ye
  • Live direction: Aus Taylor
  • Choreography: Blackhaine
  • Content Direction: Maxime Quoilin
  • DOP: Bradford Young
  • Photos: Thyago Sainte