- Vivid Sydney - the show of light, ideas and music
Vivid Sydney will definitely be a go-to destination for Kryps, the Polish artist in the introduction to the book “Architecture on the Web. A critical approach to communication”, who uses the landmarks of major cities as the canvases for his architectural light projections.
For 18 days, from 22 May to 8 June, when the sun goes down, the Australian city of Sydney will turn into a city music and light show. Vivid Sydney is based on three sections, which together set up a total experience: 140 lighting artists were chosen from 16 countries for Vivid Light where they showcase their works across the city, and for the first time this also includes the Central Park tower by Jean Nouvel with PTM in Chippendale, winner of the CTHBU 2014 award as
“best tall building of the world”. Vivid Music offers cutting-edge music, including live events at the Sydney Opera House and other spots around the city, and Vivid Ideas offers talks, seminars, conferences, workshops and forums with some of the most brilliant and creative minds of our times sharing their ideas and thoughts, and giving us an inside look at the creative industry.
Last year, 1.43 million people visited Vivid Sydney and it looks like this year's event will do even better. The great thing is that all grid connected installations will be powered by 100 percent GreenPower accredited renewable energy.
And now let the images of the installations take the floor; as Paolo Schianchi writes in the book mentioned above: “images have become the key element for disseminating content, in many cases replacing the words written in the different alphabets because to a certain extent they are more cosmopolitan and emotionally engaging.”
Vivid Sydney, www.vividsydney.com
from 22 May to 8 June 2015
Images: courtesy of Vivid Sydney, all rights reserved