Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Mark Fisher RIP

Last day in the office before hols. Didn't get everything done, including an updated list of all the mega art centres currently being built or planned in China. Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster are a couple of the UK practices who've got projects on the go. Another is Stufish who are designing a Film Centre in Wuhan.

The Wall
I just learnt that Stufish's CEO, Mark Fisher, died earlier today aged 66, after a long illness. Fisher is of course better known as the go-to guy for designing rock spectacles: starting with Pink Floyd's 1977 Animals tour, Roger Waters' The Wall, U2's Pop Mart, the Millennium Dome show, the Stones' A Bigger Bang etc. 
The Chinese connection is quite strong. Not only was he heavily involved with the Beijing Olympics opening & closing ceremonies, but also the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou. But actually it goes back even further. He designed the staging for Jean-Michel Jarre's China concerts way back in 1981.   

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