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  • IN PICTURES: Vivid Sydney 2015: View from Kirribilli + Chatswood, Pt 2

    IN PICTURES: Vivid Sydney 2015: View from Kirribilli + Chatswood, Pt 2

    Vivid Sydney 2015 is beautiful, challenging and immersive. The 18-day festival of light, music and ideas features many of the world's most important creative industry forums, an extraordinary free public exhibition of outdoor lighting sculptures and installations and a cutting-edge contemporary music program. Simply, Vivid Sydney is where art, technology and commerce intersect. And there is plenty of technology. But what is most fascinating is the way that technology absorbs every age and interest group. Watch three-year-olds wowed by the light play and stories running across the Custom House or illuminating the Museum of Contemporary Art. Watch pensioners sitting by the water past the Passenger Terminal watching the sails tell their own stories in light and image. Everywhere there is a glow, a brilliance, an installation, a chance to interact with technology, to watch a big screen, a small screen, a giant screen where a whole city including suburban Chatswood becomes a canvas for ideas. Editorial director, MIKE GEE, delivers a special three-part coverage of Vivid Sydney 2015. this is part two.

    IN PICTURES: Vivid Sydney 2015: View from Kirribilli + Chatswood, Pt 2
  • IN PICTURES: Vivid Sydney 2015 - Circular Quay and The Rocks, Pt 1

    IN PICTURES: Vivid Sydney 2015 - Circular Quay and The Rocks, Pt 1

    Vivid Sydney 2015 is beautiful, challenging and immersive. The 18-day festival of light, music and ideas features many of the world's most important creative industry forums, an extraordinary free public exhibition of outdoor lighting sculptures and installations and a cutting-edge contemporary music program. Simply, Vivid Sydney is where art, technology and commerce intersect. And there is plenty of technology. But what is most fascinating is the way that technology absorbs every age and interest group. Watch three-year-olds wowed by the light play and stories running across the Custom House or illuminating the Museum of Contemporary Art. Watch pensioners sitting by the water past the Passenger Terminal watching the sails tell their own stories in light and image. Everywhere there is a glow, a brilliance, an installation, a chance to interact with technology, to watch a big screen, a small screen, a giant screen where a whole city becomes a canvas for ideas. Editorial director, MIKE GEE, delivers a special three-part coverage of Vivid Sydney 2015. It begins here.

    IN PICTURES: Vivid Sydney 2015 - Circular Quay and The Rocks, Pt 1
  • IN  PICTURES: Vivid 2013 (2) - Kraftwerk in 3D

    IN PICTURES: Vivid 2013 (2) - Kraftwerk in 3D

    Vivid 2013 in Sydney was launched with a four-night run of two shows a night by the legendary German electronic band, Kraftwerk, running through one of their last eight albums each show and then playing a mix of material from the other seven albums. The whole 90-minute show featured projections on a screen behind the band which were viewed through 3D glasses, creating a 3D performance. ARN Editor-In-Chief, Mike Gee, was two rows from the front in the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Opera House for the first show. He captured these shots using just a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4 digital camera. As ever Vivid is about the mix of technology and art. It is billed as a Festival of Light, Music and Ideas. And this was the perfect band to launch the event. Kraftwerk is renowned for its pioneering mix of art, technology and music. This is the second in a series of slideshows capturing this essential event that runs from May 24-June 10.

    IN PICTURES: Vivid 2013 (2) - Kraftwerk in 3D

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