Tobin’s ISAM show debuted last year, touring internationally and making SoCal stops at the Fonda Theatre and the Sahara Tent at Coachella. After Coachella, Tobin, Virkhaus and their production team realized they needed to retool the spectacle for larger venues. The resulting incarnation features a larger structure and, according to Virkhaus, “about 50 percent new content” in the projections, which are precisely mapped and calibrated to the 45-degree angles of the cubes to create the show’s dazzling 3D effects. “You’re putting the virtual view of what you would see exactly on top of the physical piece,” he explains. It’s the Tupac hologram writ large.
The man behind Amon Tobin’s ISAM