• Project: Ye Free Larry Hoover
  • Client: Ye
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Year: 2022
  • Department: Entertainment
  • Typology: Special project
  • Program: Concert
  • Scope: Scenography, Atmosphere, Lighting
  • Design Status: Completed
  • Surface: 11,000 m²

The “Free Larry Hoover Show,” organized by Ye and Drake, was intended to support the case of Larry Hoover, who is currently incarcerated on a 200-year sentence and held in solitary confinement in an Illinois state prison. The concert was located at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and live-streamed on multiple streaming platforms. The scenography centered around a massive circular mound, resembling a ceremonial architecture or a flying saucer. Embedded within the structure was a climatic system to produce atmospheric effects such as a dense fog, which was punctuated by a colored light display throughout the performance.

  • Design Team: Niklas Bildstein Zaar, Sophia Kuhn, Valtteri Laihanen, Carla Kaempfer, Steffen Bunte, Andreas Lönn Grill, Paul Haase
  • Talents: Ye, Drake
  • Live direction: Aus Taylor
  • Atmosphere Creative Consultant: Judy Chicago
  • Content Direction: Maxime Quoilin
  • DOP: Lawrence Sher
  • Photos: Thyago Sainte