Klip Collective is an adhocracy led by video artist and director Ricardo Rivera, producing site-specific installations layered with video, light, and sound.
The collective is a close-knit crew of production partners that have honed their skills together since creating their first light and sound experience, Nightscape, at Longwood Gardens in 2015. The team has since created Electric Desert at Desert Botanical Garden in 2018 and the Art Walk at Hermitage Farm in 2020.
Night Forms: dreamlooop is the fourth, multi-installation light and sound experience created by Klip Collective.
University Of Delaware, 1998
Ricardo Rivera, creative director and founder of Klip Collective, is a self-taught, site-specific media artist and pioneer of projection mapping. Rivera has directed several ambient light and sound experiences, including Nightscape at Longwood Gardens and Electric Desert at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. As a Sundance StoryLab fellow and Creative Capital award recipient, Rivera applies his theater and film background in the transformation of spaces, layering architecture and filling landscapes with light and sound, resulting in immersive, sensory environments. In the commercial world, brands have sought his unique synthesis of video projection, light and sound as a bridge between architecture, technology and storytelling. The common element in all of Rivera’s work is groundbreaking creativity and technological innovation.
University Of Delaware, Ba, 2000
University Of Pennsylvania, Mcp, 2002
Trained as a geographer and city planner at the Weitzman School of Design, Michelle has strategically managed the risk-taking innovation and professional evolution of the collective. Since joining Klip in 2009, Michelle seeks new ways to implement the collective’s immersive sensibilities in experiential and artistic endeavors, identifying transformative opportunities and formalizing collaborations. As the organizational lead of Klip, Michelle supports both the creative and production teams, and a large network of collaborators in executing projects that push the boundaries of imagination and technology.
Julian Grefe is a Berlin based recording artist from Philadelphia. He grew up surrounded by music and playing instruments at an early age. Julian has been recording and releasing music for over 20 years for labels such as GernBlandsten, FrenchKiss, Plastic City, Throne of Blood, MyFavoriteRobot, DaysofBeingWild, and RVNG INT’L, and MetalPostcard. His other projects include Pink Skull with Justin Geller, which led to working with Ricardo Rivera and Klip Collective on Nightscape. Julian wrote and produced tracks 3-9, 11-15 for Night Forms: dreamloop.
With over 20+ years in film and live action production, Marie is more than just a producer. She is a dedicated collaborator, avid listener, advisor, skilled organizer, project wrangler and all around production chameleon working to support the project teams throughout all aspects of production and delivery from budgeting to completion. Her focus first and foremost has been on building relationships and strong communication with clients, agencies and production teams. These relationships are what support the work and ensure that every piece of the project connects seamlessly.
Marie as worked with Klip since 2012 leading the production of our grandest and most complex work. Before Klip, Marie spent 12 years as the Director of Commercial Production at NFL Films, where she oversaw production for both commercial and live entertainment.
Justin “JG” Geller is a Philadelphia-based sound and lighting technical designer and creative technical consultant. Since the early 1990s, he has produced music and sound-based art for film, video, outdoor installations, and commercial release. Notable recent sound design projects include Emeka Ogboh’s “Ama The Gathering” (Cleveland Museum of Art) and LOS RAK (Dada Gallery – Marrakech, Morocco), Jenny Sabin’s “The Beacon” (Jefferson University), and Fetter & Air with the Mendelssohn Choir (The Rail Park, Philadelphia). Recent lighting projects with Klip Collective include “End Of Line” a 50-foot long walkway bridge lined with a video mapped lighting grid consisting of over 16,000 individual LEDs and “Light Box” a four-story light installation at the 1501 Arch Building in Philadelphia. Geller is also the Music and Sound Project Specialist for Monument Lab, a public art and history initiative.
Overseeing content production and post on both Nightscape and Electric Desert, Kevin brings 20 years of experience in live events, interactive exhibits, projection mapping, and Virtual Reality. At Klip, Kevin leads content creation and the delivery of the visual elements for immersive experiences. He has a passion for the technical side of production and connecting technology with the creative vision. Working on a broad range of content has provided him the skills to manage teams and create productive workflows. Kevin directs animators, editors, colorists and programmers with a fluency that only comes from being hands-on.
Jason Harmon is a 3D generalist and motion graphics artist, based in Philadelphia. With 18 years of broadcast and post production experience, he’s worked on a wide range of projects, from network promos, show packages, national and regional commercials, to large-scale public art installations, and VR experiences.
Wrote & Produced Track1: Edge Run
Dan Deacon is a Baltimore-based recording artist and performer renowned for
his five studio albums of innovative electronic music, his live performances in
both contemporary and classical settings, and his extensive body of work in
Deacon has premiered compositions at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and
collaborated with artists and institutions including Kronos Quartet, Sō
Percussion, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the LA Philharmonic, and
Justin Peck with the New York City Ballet. Deacon has also toured
internationally with popular recording artists including Arcade Fire, Miley Cyrus,
Future Islands, and The Flaming Lips. His albums Spiderman of the Rings and
Bromst were both named Best New Music by Pitchfork, and his album Gliss
Riffer received 4-star reviews from outlets such as AllMusic and The Guardian.
His most recent studio album is 2020’s Mystic Familiar.
Co-wrote & Produced Track 2: Reed Pattern Y
Mary Lattimore is an American classically trained harpist based in Los Angeles, California. In addition to her solo work and collaborations with fellow Philadelphia musician Jeff Zeigler, she has performed with prominent indie musicians including Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile, and Steve Gunn.
Co-wrote & Produced Track 2: Reed Pattern Y
Julianna Barwick is an American musician who composes with a machine to create electronic loops built around her vocalizing. In 2010, Barwick was commissioned to remix “Reckoner” by Radiohead. In 2016, the song “Nebula”, from her third album Will premiered on NPR.
Wrote & Produced Track 10: Singularity Ring
Jeff Zeigler is a musician, record producer, and sound engineer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His Philadelphia recording studio, Uniform Recording, has recorded albums by Kurt Vile, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, The War on Drugs, and many other artists. He has also been a member of multiple bands, including Arc in Round. He has often collaborated with fellow Philadelphia musician Mary Lattimore. His production credits include Allison Crutchfield’s 2017 solo debut album Tourist in This Town. In 2016, he started his own record label, Soft Dystopia. Also that year, he released the first self-titled album by his project Valley Exit, whose other members include Josh Meakim (A Sunny Day in Glasgow), April Harkanson (Myrrias), and Steven Urgo (The War on Drugs).
Night Forms: dreamloop by Klip Collective is supported
by lead sponsor Bank of America and the following Exhibition
Supporters: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Capital Health System, Geoscape,
NJM Insurance Group, NRG, the Atlantic Foundation, the New Jersey
State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment
for the Arts; and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.