03 May 2019
'Co-Existence' at Vivid Sydney at Chatswood
Taking inspiration from Chatswood’s diverse culture and history has delivered a spectacular projection for Chatswood from Hungarian 3D projection mapping leaders “Limelight”.
Limelight is a collective of artists creating 3D projection mapping artworks and light installations globally for over a decade. The collective, along with a specially mentored selection of emerging talent, have produced exclusive, modern artistic content which will be projected onto the massive façade of Chatswood’s premier performing arts venue, The Concourse.
“The 3D mapped projection illuminates visual and metaphorical connections between the building façade and the theme of human ‘Co-Existence’ in love, peace and harmony,” a spokesperson for Limelight said.
With an unusual dramatic composition, the piece is divided into different acts similar to a theatre play.
“Each act presents different scenarios in which individuals and communities meet, exploring the contrasts of exclusion and integration or acceptance and isolation.
“The stories are told in various visual languages from black and white geometrical shapes to colourful abstract characters, always integrating the physical structure of the building and augmenting it into a new metaphorical world of existence.’
Willoughby City Council produces Vivid Sydney at Chatswood and for the first time welcomes the Limelight Academy, the world pioneers in 3D projection mapping and the creators of ‘Co-Existence’ at The Concourse. Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney is delighted Chatswood will feature global artists and said the work produced was outstanding. “We are confident that we have delivered our best-ever event showcasing world class talent, reflecting the cultural diversity of our area.”
Vivid Sydney at Chatswood runs from 24 May to 15 June. Find out more at www.visitchatswood.com.au/vivid-2019
Vivid Sydney: Vivid Sydney is the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere. Celebrating its eleventh anniversary in 2019, Vivid Sydney is continually setting the benchmark for world class events, creativity and innovation. It will transform the Harbour City into a colourful creative canvas from the 24 May to 15 June, 2019. The Festival features spectacular largescale light installations and projections; contemporary and cutting-edge music performances and collaborations; public talks by renowned thought leaders, industry seminars, conferences and creativity workshops, all celebrating Sydney’s place as the creative industries hub of the Asia-Pacific. Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, and in 2018 attracted 2.25 million attendees. For more information visit vividsydney.com
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