GHENT, Belgium – Not many musicians can claim to have the relentless creative output of Belgian artist Maarten Devoldere. When he’s not performing and recording with his award-winning band, Baltazar, Devoldere pushes the musical envelope as the main singer songwriter of his own solo side-project, Warhaus.
To mark the release of Warhaus’ second album in October of this year, Devoldere brought in Belgian design masters Arf&Yes to craft a powerful yet minimal stage setup for a supporting European tour. Central to Arf&Yes’ visual design were six CHAUVET Professional Maverick MK2 Wash fixtures that are used to illuminate the stage’s central focal point, a custom-made embossed wall of pyramids.
Serving as a backdrop to Devoldere and his band, the pyramid brings a unique aesthetic element to the stage. The vibrant colors and punchy wash effects of the Maverick MK2 fixtures, powered by 12 (40W) Osram RGBW LEDs, lend a captivating illusory quality to the structure.
“The Mavericks were instrumental in bringing the pyramid wall to life,” commented Jonas Weyn of Arf&Yes. “We placed three fixtures at either side of the stage to create a lattice of saturated colored wash effects, which worked both vibrant and powerful at the same time.”
In addition to Weyn’s blanket of color projecting light onto the surface, the 7º – 49º zoom range ensured that the Maverick fixtures created an uplifting and ethereal sensation of depth and perspective.
“We knew the Maverick Wash would be able to provide versatile looks, thanks to its excellent zoom and even output, “continued Weyn. “Being able to play with the zoom capabilities meant that we were able to effortlessly wash intense color the whole length and breadth of the pyramid, and in doing so create the illusion of movement on the wall.”
Thanks to Arf&Yes’ decision to utilize the versatile features of the Maverick MK2 Wash, a visual spectacle as multifaceted and as unique as Warhaus’ sound was ensured.
“The intense hues, output and zoom really set the Maverick apart as a multi-faceted yet dedicated wash instrument,” concluded Weyn. “And the end result for Warhaus was fantastic.”