Susanne Sasic designed the MGMT 2018 Little Dark Age tour with a freestanding "monolith" LED video screen as a centerpiece, imagining the screen as a large-scale light and color source whose imagery would then grow and expand via additional front projection. Inspired by MGMT’s hyper creative music videos she pictured a world of decaying mansions, colored smoke, baroque paneled rooms, columned corridors, digitally degraded flowers, spinning pinwheels, and radiant lines bursting with color. Lighting emanates from the ground and frames the monolith, and set piece fake columns and fake plants finish the stage.
Sasic gave creative direction to longtime MGMT visual collaborator and video designer Alejandro Crawford who led his team in creating original custom video content. Additional video content was created by MGMT music video directors Mike Burakoff, Jamie Dutcher, Brian Harney, Nate Axel and David Macnutt. Tour lighting director and lighting programmer is Riccardo Rojas, tour video operator and video programmer is Austion Woolfolk.