Light Abstraction



Artist Statement

The University of Sydney has been transformed into a glittering canvas of light, live performance and inspiring ideas as Vivid Sydney continues to amaze visitors with the official launch of Vivid Path to the Future.

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said: “This evening I was delighted to join University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence to launch this year’s Vivid Path to the Future program, which has returned with expanded programming touching on
Vivid’s three creative pillars – light, music and ideas.

“Vivid Sydney is where art, technology and commerce intersect, and with exceptional academic staff and students across each of these three areas, it is only natural that Australia’s oldest university plays a big role in this year’s festival and I encourage everyone to explore this exciting Vivid Sydney precinct,” he said.

Throughout the next week, the university’s Quadrangle façade will come alive with vibrant 3D – mapped light projections, created by more than 40 local and international artists, including staff, students and local collaborators. An impressive light walk features along the main promenade and the Sea of Hands, an interactive installation, will grow throughout the festival.

Projections: Rose Staff
Videography Filming: Jack Lilley
Editing: Rose Sugarlove
Audio: Mr. Projectile – Resistance is Fertile
Production: Finely Tuned