The Sydney Opera House continues to be one of the world’s most photographed landmarks, and in this year’s Vivid Sydney (May 23 – June 9, 6-10pm) its “sails” practically fly with amazingly vivid art and colours.
“This year, Vivid LIVE has commissioned award-winning international artists 59 Productions to create a new projected artwork for the sails of the Sydney Opera House, Vivid LIVE’s most public event.
“Lauded for developing ‘the most sophisticated use of film in the theatre to date’ (Metro) and creating ‘an entirely new art form’ (The Guardian), 59 Productions will now take the iconic building on a dramatic journey through time – from the birth of architecture and civilization through to the pinnacle of human and technological achievement.” (Lighting of the Sails, Vivid Sydney)
Here are photos that Sydney-based Freddie Mendoza captured on opening night. (Thanks Freddie for sharing with our TFA readers. / Ed)
Other “lights events” at Vivid Sydney include Dichroic Dimensions, The Star, Vivid Aquatique, Harbour Lights, Gamma World – MCA Original Facade, and Vivid Path to the Future at the University of Sydney.