Psychedelic art has become an essential component in the music festival experiences, such as in this year’s Sziget summer music festival, which featured the Mirage Pavilion, a mind-bending installation of mirrors. Designed by Studio Nomad, the Mirage Pavilion consists of a chequered band of mirrors that winds through the trees and creates a visual distortion that splices reflected images into the woodland environment. The temporary installation was exhibited in August on the forested island of Hajógyári in the Danube River.
Studio Nomad won a design competition to design and create the temporary Mirage Pavilion. The art piece was constructed by hand and was built from over 1,200 pieces of reflective plastic. The diamond-shaped pieces were strung together by transparent cords and arranged in a chequered pattern to create simultaneous views of the reflected landscape and the real landscape.
The Mirage Pavilion’s almost invisible appearance was inspired by the camouflage patterns used by WWII battleships. The installation piece measured over 80 feet long.