Supernova is an emotional monument and place of encounters conceived by Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt of Miami-based R & R Studios for the Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival 2018.
The installation is a twelve point forty feet tall polychromatic star, an explosion of light and color celebrating music, art and the future of everyone together at the green in Coachella.
The origin of Supernova is in the sky, the idea of hope and the world of tomorrow – the project doubles as a low-tech satellite simultaneously capturing and beaming good vibes to the world. The radiant star defines a circular magnetic field performing as a social meeting space at the main field of Coachella.
R & R Studios installation’s brightness is made of a constellation of thirteen stars: a single multidirectional star made of twelve stars each facing a different direction. “Supernova is like a shooting star, a temporary streak of light to navigate our time and guides to new adventures,” explains the design team. “it is a mirage that we can touch, an instant landmark to Wish Upon a Star. An unforgettable luminous symbol of a new world of possibilities for all.”
Supernova has been on display during this year’s Coachella festival alongside other installation such as the Tresoldi’ wire mesh cathedrals and the colorful seven-story Spectra pavilion by NEWSUBSTANCE.