Sydney officially welcomed the fifth annual Vivid Sydney festival which commenced on 24 May closing 10 June. Vivid Light is featuring a blend of light, design and technology with more than 60 immersive light installations featuring some of the world’s most creative ideas from buzzing bees to the majestic 3D mapped projections upon the Sydney Opera House sails, Customs House, Cadman’s Cottage and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA). This year, Vivid Sydney’s longest ever Light Walk will extends from Campbell’s Cove to Walsh Bay and for the first time Fort Denison and Sydney Ports Tower light up as beacons marking the outer reaches of Vivid Sydney. This is complemented by new precincts across Sydney including the Inner West at Carriageworks and the Seymour Centre. With so much to see Vivid Light’s expanded program is now a two-night entertainment experience. From 6.00pm to midnight every night. Yep it’s no secret… I love Sydney !
Below – Called Planet: Under Construction, the structure was made in metal, while the shape is provided by 200 traffic cones that have been strapped to the structure with bungee cord. The brainchild of a team of nine from Woods Bagot’s Sydney studio, the sculpture is lit from within. PUC is also interactive its natural, ‘resting’ phase is a gentle pulse which can be interrupted in two ways – by standing on a sensor mat or by the vibration of the train passing overhead, causing a light display. The sculpture also has a smoke machine and plays music… now if that doesn’t capture Sydney’s love for partying I don’t know what does!
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