Mark Fisher – Inventor of Stage Design for Stadium Shows

As you start Brief2A:Festivals we would like to introduce you to an extraordinary Architect: Mark Fisher, director of Stufish. Mark graduated from the Architectural Association in the seventies when Archigram was turning modernism on its head with wild, excentric, and joyful machines! His diploma included a fully functionnal inflatable suit which he tested on a lake.  He then went on to design the famous “Wall” show for Pink Floyd for which he designed and made a large inflatable structures of a teacher. Mick Jagger saw the show and hired him to design the Rolling Stones tours. The rest is history, Mark Fisher invented a new profession: designing set design for stadiums!

Watch one of the last lecture that he gave:

U2 - 360 Tour
U2 – 360 Tour
The Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony 2008 – The Dream Sphere
Drawings from the Wall - Pink Floyd
Drawings from the Wall – Pink Floyd

Author: Arthur Mamou-Mani

Arthur Mamou-Mani AA dipl, ARB/RIBA FRSA – is a French architect, director of Mamou-Mani Architects, specialised in a new kind of digitally designed and fabricated architecture. He is a lecturer at the University of Westminster and owns a digital fabrication laboratory called the Fab.Pub which allows people to experiment with large 3D Printers and Laser Cutters. Arthur has been selected as one of the RIBAj's 2017 cohort of Rising Stars. He has won the Gold Prize at the American Architecture Prize for the Wooden Wave project installed at BuroHappold Engineering and since 2016, he is a fellow of the The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Prior to founding Mamou-Mani in 2011, he worked with Atelier Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid Architects and Proctor and Matthews Architects.

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