The Corporate Headquarters
The Corporate Headquarters marks the largest and most successful installation Dedo Vabo has built to date, receiving accolades in both Rolling Stone Magazine and the LA Times (links below).
Rising over 3 1/2 stories, the structure was a realistic, mock office building with 3 functioning floors and a full-size Jet Ranger helicopter on the roof. Inside the structure was a rotating cast of 75 performers that dressed in hippopotamus costumes and performed nonstop for 12 hours a day. Mechanical gags and special FX were scattered throughout the interior and exterior of the structure, along with various multimedia elements and an interactive telephone system.
Listen below for a brief explanation...
3 STORIES 0F MADNESS - 12 HOURS A DAY
The Corporate Headquarters was a living installation with a cast and crew of 130 people
that performed nonstop for 6 full days, 12 hours a day.
"The wily performer sMaShEd his equipment, rolled around on the ground and growled like a wild animal in front of a mesmerized crowd at the Coachella Festival. The evening's headliners, AC/DC, had a hard act to follow and would eventually prove tame in comparison." - Lorraine Ali, LA Times