We Melburnians are twilight creatures, drawing our inspiration from those golden hours before dark. Local lighting designer Paul Collison will pay tribute to the crepuscular hours by sending a beam of ever-morphing light into the night sky.
Tonight, eness return to their home town with Midden: a work which expresses the culture and creativity of the traditional owners of the land. Midden is a 150-cubic-metre mound of rocks illuminated by a 360-degree projection.
Electric Canvas have promised entirely new projections which will scan across whole streetscapes. Will Flinders Street Station once again become the candy-coloured ‘theatre of dreams’, or will the result be something different entirely?
Your gateway south of the river is no longer the Southbank Pedestrian Bridge, but the Vortex: a glittering, sparkling portal of light. Who knows – maybe it really will lead you into another dimension.
For a reminder of the universe’s most primal source of energy, find your way to a dark laneway and howl at a slow-moving ‘moon’ as it eclipses an artificial sun.
When you’re ready to lose yourself in light, dive into Vector Space, where visionary computer programmer Jayson Haebich has constructed a sculpture made from smoke, shadows, and laser beams.
Local lighting designers will transform their favourite streets and landmarks into kaleidoscopic streams of colour designed to transport you from one fascinating piece of art to the next.
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