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Sydney June 2015 – April 2016 (6 photos)

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At the Vivid Festival of Sydney in 2015, one of the light installations was a video entitled Life Story, by BBC Earth. The installation featured the flowing natural imagery of bird, marine and animal life originally filmed by the BBC Natural History Unit for its epic television series Life Story. The BBC Earthโ€™s Life Story installation was projected onto the vaulted rock-face roof of the Argyle Cut creating a vast, never-ending pattern of textures, colours and intertwined shapes. It explored themes of birth and life in one continual and seamless projection, perfectly framed by the cavernous rock surface of the Cut, and was narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

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The Earth and the environment feature heavily in Art works these days.

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It’s as if we need to be reminded that Earth and Mother Nature need our helping hand…

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This last photo was taken on Cockatoo island at the Biennale of Sydney. The artist is Korakrit Arunanondchai. The installation is entitled, “Painting with history in a room filled with people with funny names 3, 2015-16.”

The room you see the art installation in was used as one of the locations for the Wolverine movie.

Click the link for my previous posts about Vivid Sydney

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Life on Earth


64 thoughts on “Life on Earth

  1. Mesmerizing installation. I have noticed that Planet Earth is appearing more in art these days. We’re trying to capture that which we innately feel is slipping away from us.

  2. Stunning shots all round. Interesting to see last year Life Story was an installation over and up – that spectators had to crane their neck upwards to get a full view. I think many looked up in wonder and amazement ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the last shot. Such a welcoming feel to that room. Well timed.

    • Standing room only on weekends. On the quieter weeknights, people had room to lie on the road and gaze up.

      Thanks, I was quite fortunate to catch the monkey as he was extending his hand. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Adore the final shot . . . . so much apocalyptic potential, the face and outstretched arm saying so much while the neat bin in the bottom right corner suggests hope and a certain order that the rubbish will indeed be collected and life goes on.
    A fabulous set Lignum.

  4. What an awesome post for this awesome Life Story! You got me all fired up for the upcoming Vivid Sydney! Thank you for the link of your previous posts. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks, Jo. They can be difficult to photograph but it’s fun. Being a resident I usually have the time to go on several nights which is helpful. Why sit at home in a warm house when you can be outside on a cold winter’s night instead? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • It was nicely done – the rock cutting is so large, you don’t know where to look sometimes. Two weeks to go until this year’s event. Have a great weekend, too.

  5. With brilliance like that I am doubly bummed that I won’t be in Sydney for Vivid2016. But at least I can enjoy it here. And that last shot from the Embassy of the Real was fantastic.

    • Thanks, Lisa. You’re seeing more of Australia, and you can’t knock that.

      But if you did have a spare day and were sick of the Tropical North (yeah, right!) it wouldn’t be difficult to fly back for an overnight stay to spend 1 night seeing Vivid. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. It’s amazing what can be done now with lights, that’s so attractive! ๐Ÿ™‚ I had to look up what the Argyle Cut was, and in the process found some very old black and white images. I wonder what those children of the 18/1900’s time would think if they knew that would be possible one day?

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