Wednesday, September 14, 2011

SANTOS CITY OF LIGHTS [Brisbane Festival]

Brisbane Festival
4 - 24 September 2011

An exciting event for Brisbane Festival 2011, Santos City of Lights is the first laser light show of its kind in Australia.

Santos City of Lights will fill the space between Kurilpa and Goodwill Bridges with a nightly choreographed spectacle of lasers and lights that can be seen across the city.

Every night during the three weeks of Brisbane Festival, the main viewing area at South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt will be buzzing with festival atmosphere, food and beverage outlets and will be home to Santos Lounge and various unique art installations.

The creatives behind this major project are internationally acclaimed Australian lighting designer, John Rayment, who created the lighting for the Sydney Olympic’ opening and closing ceremonies and creative director, Tony Assness, whose past work includes the 75th Anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the design of 360 for Sydney Dance Company. Laser and Water Design by Glenn Turner and Tara W Cox, Oracle Attractions.

This extraordinary spectrum of lights and lasers will radiate from roof tops, the river and bridges and is set against dramatic musical scores.

Santos City of Lights is a free event and gives people the opportunity to see Brisbane with a fresh perspective.

watch video here

Brisbane Festival
4 - 24 September 2011

Discover the morphing, ever-changing Liquid Interactive Light Scope for a psychedelic experience. The walls will pulsate with colour and layers of electronic imagery that will react to your movement and the complementary soundscape. The Liquid Interactive Light Scope is a contemporary digital art installation constructed outside of QPAC, and near the Wheel of Brisbane. It is a 25-meter long tunnel, featuring over 400 LED screens provided by TDC.

One-way traffic will pass through the seemly dark, tunnel day and night. The graphics are computer generated, created within seven themes inspired by a variety of visual reference including ‘Tron’ the recent Disney Film, and pixel art. These graphics will illuminate across both tunnel walls, displaying large scale randomly generated graphical display.

Human interaction will change the graphics.The experience is complimented by an original soundtrack of which it's speed and rhythms, along with the human interaction, affect the visual display.

The very nature of this installation will mean that each time you visit you are likely to encounter a very unique experience. Come and see this exciting technical art display, a first of its kind!

watch video here

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

We found your blog that has some info and photos from the Liquid Interactive Light Scope, so we thought we'd let you know that we're up for an AIMIA award for it! We would love if you could vote for us in the People's Choice category! (scroll to the bottom of the page) -

Thanks again for posting about it.

Shan, on behalf of Liquid :)