Kanye West has published a patent for the 7-screen theatre experience he debuted at his "Cruel Summer" screening.
You may remember the exclusive screening of Kanye West's Cruel Summer film at 2012's Cannes Film Festival. The screening took place in a custom-made 7 screen theatre, designed with New York architecture firm OMA, and designer Shohei Shigematsu.
While it seemed that the setup was done specifically for Ye's film, a patent for the design has surfaced which indicates that West may have more up his sleeve.
The patent for the "Multiple Screens for Immersive Audio/Video Experience" credits Kanye Omari West as its creator, and was published on July 12, 2013. It was filed Jan. 12, 2012, a few months prior to the screening at Cannes.
The very extensive patent can be viewed here. Check out some of the images of the setup in the gallery above.
The abstract description is below.
A audio/video experience comprises two or more viewing screens of at least one front-located screen in front and at least one of either an above, ceiling screen located above and/or one bottom screen located below or slightly forward of the viewer. Side, wall-mounted screens located on at least one side of the viewer can be provided. The images projected on each screen are visually integrated with that of the front-located screen to provide fully immersive, realistic yet virtual viewing. The above, ceiling-mounted screen provides an overhead view of what would be projected above a viewer (coordinated to the front screen images) while the bottom screen provides a downward view of images visually coordinated to the images projected and viewable on the front screen. The bottom screen can be a stage. Alternatively, the various screens can be screen sections of a single video monitor.