Vivid Sydney 2011: Lights On Light Sculptures

Vivid Sydney is better known for the spectacular Lighting of the Sails of the Sydney Opera House but the festival that celebrates light, music and ideas has over 40 art installations that stretch from Campbells Cove in the Rocks to the Opera House.

Designed to be interactive, the Lights On display evokes curiosity and encourages participation. Below are some images of the Vivid Sydney 2011 light sculptures taken before a sudden downpour of rain that had people and their cameras running for cover.

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures
22 Jellight by Simon Lee, Aamer Taher & Pascal Petitjean –  jellyfish tentacles you can grab to stop them from ‘floating’ away

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures
22 Jellight by Simon Lee, Aamer Taher & Pascal Petitjean – close up of tentacles

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures
5  Positive Attracts by Edwin Cheong – these life size light statues have Infra Red sensors to detect people in close range and trigger their LED lighting effect

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures
7 Melody by Sun Yu-Li – in ribbon form, beams light from inside

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures
8 Light Wave Action by Bow Jaruwangsanti, Kristy Philp, Christa Van Zoeren – walk through this wave-shaped sculpture and see subtle colour changes that symbolise the colours of twilight skies and the sea

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures
10 Unfamiliar Customs by The Electric Canvas – what has to be seen to be believed, Customs House comes alive, moves and breathes

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures
10 Unfamiliar Customs by The Electric Canvas – close up of one of the effects. Worth staying for the duration of the display, weather permitting

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures
25 The Light Wheel by Andre Kecskes & Mark Hammer – LED lamps create a mass of moving patterns and cycle through a colour spectrum with pulses and ripples, photograph does not do this justice

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures
42 Ember by Joe Snell – Like glowing coals, this installation tells of an Australian bush story with a warm yet threatening ambience on a winter’s night

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures
27 The Orient by Steve Furzey & General Electric – light projections reflect the heritage of this hotel, one of the oldest continuously licensed pub in Australia

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures
32 Web of Light, Ruth McDermott and Ben Baxter – cut glass beads refract light like water on a web

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures
17 Immersion by Martin Bevz & Kathryn Clifton – where you can immerse yourself in bright coloured and textured light.

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures
18 aLf: by Victoria Bolton, Kim Nguyen Ngoc, Catherine Kuok, Guy Hanson – an artificial biomorphic entity that glows when you physically interact with him

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures
21 Touch. Do Not Please the Work of Art by Cornelia Erdmann – “like an instant personal graffiti” it invites you to touch the art

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures
6 Hopscotch by Fiona Venn & Reinhard Germar – Hop up and create your own rainbow up and down these historic Moore Stairs.

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures
20 Interactive Paint Projection by Spinifex Group – spray paint the building with your body movements

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures
23 Social Firefly by Jason McDermott, Liam Ryan & Frank Maguire – shine a torch on the Fireflies and they respond by spreading light messages to neighbouring fireflies

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures
Sydney skyline during Vivid

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures
Fire Dance with 40 jets of flame higher than a three-story house

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures
4 C/C by Angela Chong – invites you to take a seat and a photo sitting on C/C

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures
Hello Sydney

Vivid Sydney 2011: Light Sculptures

Information on Lights On artists and installations via this page.

Vivid Sydney
http://vividsydney.com/

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Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.

6 Comments:

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  2. I like the moody photo of the web and the jellight against the sky. Very cool.

  3. Beautiful display of lights and the sculptures:) Loved your photos!!~

  4. What a cool light display! Some very impressive works. 10 Unfamiliar Customs has a eerie feel!

    • I went back to Customs House for the full show and it was out of this world. The building moves, coughs, sighs, disintegrates and so on. I have yet to get the photos in a post. It was stunning!

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