Sydney May – June 2017 (12 photos)
This is part 4 of my Vivid Sydney 2017 series of posts.
After 23 nights, Vivid Sydney 2017 ended on the weekend. I don’t know what to expect next year but given the increasing popularity of Vivid and next year being the 10th anniversary, it may be something you want to visit, if you’ve ever given that idea some consideration.
As in previous years, there was a light display on the harbourside façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art, opposite the Sydney Opera House. This year’s display was entitled, “Organic Vibrations”.
Organic Vibrations was a collaboration between Julia Gorman, an Australian artist whose work is currently on display in the collection galleries of the Museum of Contemporary Art, and Paris-based creative and artistic collective, Danny Rose. Together, they created an artwork from the constant morphing and mutation of a series of images, which flowed across over the façade of the MCA.
The abstract images were drawn from the shapes and colours of the natural world, and were depicted as sinuous lines that appeared to grow organically until they covered the geometric art deco façade of the Museum. The installation used projection-mapping techniques to transform the façade with images originally made by the artist in watercolour, oils, marker pen, and painting applications.
The result was a 10 minute sequence of handmade images flowing and morphing across the Museum, synthesised with music.
Transient vividness: Fleeting images and crowd.
As at any event, please exercise caution and beware of what or who may be hiding in the shadows.
This is Part 4 of my VIVID Sydney 2017 series.
All of my photography from this series and previous years of VIVID Sydney going back to 2012 can be found here:
VIVID Sydney page
58 thoughts on “Vivid 2017: Organic Vibrations”
Migraine inducing colours! I think I shall safely look at this from the comfort of my chair – avoid the crowds that way too. Another great report of the VIVID extravaganza LD. What would we do without you 😀
Vivid by name. vivid by nature. I wouldn’t have it any other way. 🙂 Crowds – definitely busier each year.
I agree with you, Jude. I used to suffer from migraine, luckily no longer (that’ sone of the good news about getting older! 🙂 ) and certain types of light and flickering colours could easily trigger migraine.
Viewing it from a fra distance it has different effect. Great gallery, superb impressions! And what a fine take on the challenge. 🙂
Thank you. I didn’t realise simple colours could cause migraines. One exhibit this year involved rapidly flashing lights and had a warning for epileptics.
I see a little silhouetto of a man. Love the wide shots of the bridge and crowd. Bravo! Bravo!
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango? Actually that’s what i was doing just before the photo. 🙂 I know people like to see my occasional “selfie” shots. 😉
Thank you very much. this event really draws the crowds out.
You were doing the Fandango? Video please!
No video. I didn’t want to be arrested. 🙂
Very bright and beautiful! 🙂
Thanks, KG. This is one way to brighten up our cold nights here.
You certainly brought gorgeous color and light to my morning. It must be stunningly fabulous in person.
Thank you, Sally. The light projections are always so creative. Apart from the colour and lights, the festival generally has a great friendly vibe to it despite the background cold air. No wonder it is so popular.
Fascinating art, Draco. The colors and shapes are so lively and vibrant, and how wonderful that they are constantly changing, just like life. I appreciated your description of how this is done, too. Great post, I am now going back to the earlier parts.
Thank you very much, Jet. The festival is generally a visual feast. Always entertaining and brings out large crowds. The technology to bring this all to fruition is marvellous.
I bet if you sit and stare at those images long enough, you go into a trance.
Highly possible, watching those waves of colour morph. Fortunately I was able to escape before falling under the spell. 🙂
The installation is remarkable. Thank you for explaining it!
Amazing clarity and colors of the photos, must be challenging to capture in photos.
It’s so wonderful to sit in front of my PC watching and enjoying the Vivid 2017. 🙂
Thank you so much, Dragon!
Thank you very much. It’s me pleasure to bring you these photos. I hope you had a nice glass of wine whilst watching. 🙂
This is all so amazing! It has to be almost overwhelming in person! 😎
It is quite a visual feast. Lots to see.
What a cool event — and what magnificent photos you’ve captured! Between them and your narrative I also feel as if I was there.
Thank you very much. I do enjoy photographing this event yearly. It has a great festive atmosphere about it.
Such vivid dancing light across the museum. No matter near or far, it looks like a magnificent sight. Ah, ten years next year. It will probably be a one to go to and remember 😊
Like an amusement park, plenty to see apart from the Opera House display. I find the MCA display to be of a high standard each year.
These are absolutely breathtaking. Thank you so much for sharing.
My pleasure. Thank you very much for your kind words.
Wow. Love your series on this event.
Thank you very much. It always provides great photographic opportunities,
‘Vivid’ is an apt title for this show – the colours are dramatic, looks like this must be one of the best light shows in the world. I wonder how they can top that next year.
They describe this as the biggest event of its kind in the world. I’m wondering what will come next year as well. The mind boggles. 🙂
It will be worth seeing for sure!
I’m sure it will be.
I still cannot believe these are lights. I planned to go up this year after seeing your photos last year but couldn’t get away unfortunately so lucky me I get your photos again.
Thanks, Sue. Perhaps next year. 🙂
This time are very abstract, amazing colours. Spectacular photos Draco.
Thank you very much. It was slowly hypnotic. 🙂
My eyes are wiggling! 🙂 🙂 I like the laser riverside images best. Sigh! Can I save up enough for no. 10?
Thanks, Jo. It adds a great vibrancy to our winter nights here.
This is truly spectacular! Loved your pictures!
Thank you very much. It’s a pleasure to bring these photos to you. 🙂
Super gorgeous I love Sydney and love all your fantastic photos. Thanks for capturing what must have been magical!
Thank you very much. Actually, Vivid is a great way to get people to get out and about on winter’s night. It’s a great event.
Wow Mr Draco! These are stunning .. but the one 03-12 (hope I have the numbering right) is amazing! The light and crispness is sensational .. how much fun did you have! 😃
Thank you, Julie. I slowed the exposure down deliberately to get movement in the crowd for that one. I can’t believe that’s the first time I’ve photographed from that spot in all these years. We’ll photograph there together next year. 🙂
Oh what fun that would be 😃
*Will be* 🙂
Got me 😃
I wish my city lit itself up like this.
Maybe one day. I just learnt Jerusalem has a similar event, as do Melbourne and Canberra.
I can see why this is the main display. I myself have been looking forward to seeing this one via your series. 21 photos, what a treat!
Your photos are extraordinary, beyond words…
Thank you so much for all your efforts, Dragon!
Thank you so much for your kind words, Amy. When I find a good location, I let loose with the camera. These 21 photos are whittled down from a choice of about 1000 on my hard drive. All from different angles. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Can you tell I love photographing at Vivid? 🙂
I hope you had enough wine and pizza to watch this show. 🙂
Good grief, 21 out of 1000! That is so crazy😯
Pizza and wine taste so much better while watching your Vivid show. Gaining several pounds at least! 😨 😊
LOL I don’t want to miss the shot at the time. But a lot will be deleted later now that I’ve finished the series.
A stunning visual tango!!!
Indeed it was a vibrant display.