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IN PICTURES: Vivid 2011 - lighting up Sydney

It's about 3D projection, light, colour, multimedia and technology. It's Vivid Sydney 2011. First Brian Eno, then Laurie Anderson took on the task of turning the Sydney Opera House into Australia's largest canvas. For the Vivid Sydney Festival in 2011, curator Stephen Pavlovic selected French team, Superbien, which pushed the concept further than before. Superbien named its creation La Macula, a projected digital artwork which takes the sails of the Sydney Opera House on a swirling psychedelic journey. The artwork also includes a specially commissioned soundscape, which could be listened to at Circular Quay by tuning in to 90.9FM or through the Vivid Live iPhone App. And if that wasn't enough there were also more than 40 light art installations from local and international artists. Vivid ends June 13.This riot of colour was captured by ARN Managing Editor, Mike Gee.

  • The Sydney Opera House from the Sydney Harbour Bridge - the light projection can be seen on the sails, even from a distance ...

  • Sydney city from the Sydney Harbour Bridge - light projection on buildings ...

  • The Sydney Opera House from the Sydney Harbour Bridge - the light projection can be seen on the sails, even from a distance ...

  • Sydney city from the Sydney Harbour Bridge - light projection on buildings ...

  • The Sydney Opera House from the Sydney Harbour Bridge - the light projection can be seen on the sails ...

  • Sydney city from the Sydney Harbour Bridge - light projection on buildings ...

  • A light installation at Circular Quay - the Museum of Contemporary Art is in the background

  • A light installation at Circular Quay - the Museum of Contemporary Art is in the background

  • The Sydney Opera House from Circular Quay ... the light projection is from one side of the harbour to the other

  • The Sydney Opera House from Circular Quay ... the light projection is from one side of the harbour to the other

  • The Sydney Opera House from Circular Quay ... the light projection is from one side of the harbour to the other

  • The Sydney Opera House from Circular Quay ... the light projection is from one side of the harbour to the other

  • The Sydney Opera House from Circular Quay ... the light projection is from one side of the harbour to the other

  • This shot is included only because it shows the light being projected on the sails ...

  • George St at The Rocks - lit up

  • It's raining light in The Rocks

  • It's raining light in The Rocks

  • The Rocks under Vivid light ...

  • Okay, so not so technical a photo but you have to love the men in blue and the interplay with the young child

  • Light at work - one of the Vivid installations

  • Light at work - one of the Vivid installations

  • Light at work - one of the Vivid installations

  • Light at work - one of the Vivid installations

  • Light at work - one of the Vivid installations ... an individual cell

  • Light at work - one of the Vivid installations

  • A flower girl on stilts for your edification

  • The city of light

  • The Web - a light installation

  • The Argyle Cut - projection and light

  • Beautiful light projection at the top end of Argyle St in Sydney

  • Beautiful light projection at the top end of Argyle St in Sydney

  • Beautiful light projection at the top end of Argyle St in Sydney

  • More than three hundred pairs of eyes are watching you in this instalation

  • The Sydney Opera House from the Sydney Harbour Bridge

  • The Sydney Opera House from the Sydney Harbour Bridge

  • The Sydney Opera House from the Sydney Harbour Bridge

  • The Sydney Opera House from the Sydney Harbour Bridge

  • The Sydney Opera House from the Sydney Harbour Bridge

  • The Sydney Opera House from the Sydney Harbour Bridge

  • Sydney city from the Sydney Harbour Bridge - light projection on buildings ...

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