TAMPA, FL SEPTEMBER 2021: Crab Devil, a Tampa-based multi-media art collective, will appear at this year’s Gasparilla Music Festival. Attendees will enjoy various musical acts and receive access to an exclusive teaser, “The Peninsularium,” presented by Crab Devil, an immersive art experience featuring an installation entitled “Munchausen Waves.”
“Munchausen Waves” ignites participants’ imaginations with an “illusion of an illusion,” states Crab Devil CEO and artist of the bewitching installation, Devon Brady. “As a career firefighter and lifelong Florida resident, I can say from experience that firefighting is a lot like scuba diving. I’ve often been struck by the similarities between the waterline as seen from below and what firefighters call the ‘neutral plane’ of a fire – the point at which the hot smoke and gases bank down from the ceiling of a burning room to create a roiling sea of smoke and flame above the heads of the firefighters. Both scenes can be at once beautiful and terrifying.”
“Munchausen Waves” takes inspiration from a renaissance-era theatrical illusion developed by Italian stage illusionist Nicola Sabbatini. Sabbatini employed innovative theatrical devices to simulate realistic depth to the scenes on stage. In his film “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen,” director Terry Gilliam used Sabbatini’s Column Wave effect which inspired this installation.
The word “Munchausen” itself has a distorted meaning in the modern-day, becoming synonymous with illusion. “Munchausen Waves” contributes to the larger collection of installations that Crab Devil will produce and showcase in Tampa Bay. Much more is on the horizon for Tampa’s soon-to-be first and only permanent immersive art installation, “The Pennisularium.”
To interact with this much-anticipated experience, participants must purchase tickets for Gasparilla Music Festival 2021. Crab Devil representatives will be giving away custom branded bandanas and other giveaways to attendees of the Gasparilla Music Festival. You can catch Crab Devil at Gasparilla Music Festival all three days, October 1 – October 3.
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To purchase tickets to Gasparilla Music Festival, visit gasparillamusic.com/tickets-3/.
About Crab Devil:
Crab Devil, LLC is a Tampa-based multimedia art collective of artists, designers, curators, musicians, writers, programmers, brewers, philosophers, and makers. “The Pennisularium” is an immersive arts attraction imagined as a family-friendly cabinet of curiosities ripe with kitsch, and fantastical history, showcasing Florida at its most weird, wild, and wonderful. “The Pennisularium” presented by Crab Devil is Tampa’s first and only permanent, immersive art installation experience. Crab Devil was founded on the vision of harnessing these talents, and featuring a roster of rotating artists, in one centralized location.
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