Smart Light Sydney 2009
Produced as a key capsule of the first Vivid Sydney early winter festival (25 April-6 May 2009), Smart Light Sydney was an outdoor promenade exhibition featuring 25 diverse artworks contributed by local and overseas designers.
The free, family-friendly walk around The Rocks and Circular Quay culminated in a dramatic, dynamic, illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails by British musician Brian Eno.
Special events on the program included:
A day of concerts at the Conservatorium of Music - curated by Roland Peelman, Director of The Song Company, to celebrate the Licht cycle composed by modernist composer Karlheinz Stockhausen.
A series of symposia and a light art exhibition at the University of Technology, Sydney - directed by architect and UTS lighting lecturer Michael Day.
Guerilla lighting events and interventions - by UTS lighting students led by Michael Day.
‘Healing Stations’ - Circular Quay bus shelters were activated with different chromes of light and calming 432hz music compositions (via headphones) to help improve the moods and wellbeing of users.
Switch Off/Turn Up campaign - where owners of major buildings near the festival site agreed to turn off interior lighting at night to help offset the festival’s energy consumption.
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