About the Olympiacos double event
On the 19th July, Olympiacos Football Club celebrated their 45th Championship title by winning the Greek Super League Trophy. Taking place amidst an unprecedented crisis and pandemic in Greece, Olympiacos FC wanted this event to be a message of hope and optimism from Olympiacos to Piraeus, from Piraeus to Greece, and from Greece to the World.
They brought in Greek-German artist and director Asteris Kutulas to create a double event, both inside and outside the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus. His brief was to create the cup presentation event, and to send a message of strength, optimism, perseverance and hope. The event was made up of two parts.
The Super League Cup presentation ceremony took place inside the stadium. The cup presentation ceremony inside the G. Karaiskakis Stadium featured 3D projection mapping, lights, lasers and pyro. This was synchronised to a symphonic soundtrack composed by Marios Joannou Elia.
Outside in Piraeus Harbour there was a public event for the fans. The events inside the stadium were sent out to LED screens, whilst there was a separate show of lasers, lights and pyro around the water’s edge. The music was remixes by Alexandros Karozas and DJ Antonis Dimitriadis.
Lights of Hope | From Olympiacos FC & Piraeus to the World
Created & directed by Asteris Kutulas
19.7.2020 | Piraeus, Greece
Music by Marios Joannou Elia, Alexandros Karozas & DJ Antonis Dimitriadis
Projection Art Ross Ashton
Stage Design Asteris Kutulas
Laser Motion Design Achilleas Gatsopoulos
Light Design George Tellos
Laser Design Daniel Brune
Pyro & Fireworks Design Pavlos Nanos
Technical Director Aris Koudouris
Music Production Nick Elia
Light Programming & Operator Makis Anastasakis
Lighting Coordinator Irene Samartzi
Laser Programming Bas Verstraelen & Merlin Schaadt
Media Technician Bernd Gröger
Projection Technician Robert Foerster
Technical Director Light & Video Equipment Oliver Schulze
Logistics Uwe Förster
Pyro & Fireworks Nanos Fireworks Greece
Laser Equipment laserfabrik GmbH
Projection & Light Equipment OS-VT Veranstaltungstechnik
Light & Sound Equipment Tempo Events
(All photos © by Ralph Larmann)