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We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their enduring connection to the land, their unique cultures and heritage. We pay our respects to the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, who are the traditional custodians of this place we now call Sydney."},{"type":"text","content":"### Gumscape with Road and Creatures"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Freg-mombassa_960x1280.jpeg?alt=media&token=99e58296-6864-40cc-8a18-da201ea944c5"},{"type":"text","content":"> Reg. (2024). Gumscape with Road and Creatures. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"As you step into this space, you're embarking on an iconic Aussie road trip like no other, guided by the visionary Reg Mombassa. Customs House, a familiar sight, transforms before your eyes into a playground of the extraordinary. Retro-futuristic robots, one-eyed koalas, and an array of fantastical beings invite us into their world, a testament to Reg's unparalleled imagination.\n\nIn this journey, the line between the real and the surreal blurs. Reg's art challenges us, urging a playful yet profound reevaluation of the symbols and identities that define us. It's an exploration that asks us to consider our place in a world that's constantly reimagined.\n\nAnd the experience doesn't end here. The celebration of creativity continues with Dog Trumpet's live performance, infusing Customs House with the spirit of innovation and connection.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**Dog Trumpet will be performing live and free at Customs House on Saturday 25 May at 7.30pm.**"},{"type":"text","content":"Remember, the journey with Reg Mombassa is not just an observation—it's an invitation to see beyond, to question, and to be part of the narrative."},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Reg Mombassa\n> Collaborators: Spinnifex Group"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Freg_mombassa30mar15.jpg?alt=media&token=91da2c71-8f00-436a-ba5f-ebd7cbbdc6a2"},{"type":"text","content":"Reg Mombasa, whose real name is Chris O'Doherty, is an Australian artist and musician best known for his distinctive and quirky artwork. His style often features surreal landscapes, iconic Australian imagery, and whimsical characters. Mombasa is a founding member of the iconic Australian band Mental As Anything, and his art has been featured on album covers, posters, and in galleries around the world. He's recognized for his vibrant and humorous interpretations of Australian culture and society."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://www.regmombassa.com/"}]},{"address":"SEE LV SYDNEY","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_1.mp3?alt=media&token=4d825488-4b7e-448b-96a3-4a51fe4b048b","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.86069031505861,"longitude":151.20918981915543},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Embrace"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FEmbrace_VIVID24_LIGHTS_Mobile_Joshua-McAuliffe_Render_960x1280.jpeg?alt=media&token=e68a8505-221e-44d4-a6b0-ac25d6318f5b"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Embrace. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"Step into \"Embrace,\" a circle where human touch awakens a cascade of light. Inspired by children’s paper chains, this installation responds vividly to your presence. Connect with the silhouettes, and watch as your actions ripple light around you, symbolizing the unity and joy of human connections.\n\nComplete the circle with others, and a striking pattern of light emerges, celebrating the beauty of fleeting moments and the strength of community. Representing Australia, \"Embrace\" is a testament to the power of togetherness in a simple, touching reminder of our interconnected lives.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Beamhacker\n> Collaborators: Steve Berrick"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FEmbrace_VIVID24_LIGHTS_Headshot_TalentName_Joshua-McAuliffe_600x600_0.jpeg?alt=media&token=1a13a196-701f-4dc9-aa1d-60b0f4108f73"},{"type":"text","content":"Beamhacker, also known as Joshua McAuliffe, is a Perth-based installation artist, event producer, and lighting designer renowned for his innovative creations. With a diverse skill set spanning across various artistic disciplines, he has collaborated with numerous musicians and artists, orchestrating captivating performances that push creative boundaries. Notable collaborators include Pond, Spacey Jane, and Crooked Colours. McAuliffe's immersive installations have graced prestigious events and venues such as Vivid Sydney, White Night Festival, Carriageworks Sydney, Perth Festival, and the West Australian Museum, captivating audiences with their dynamic and evocative presence."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://www.instagram.com/beamhacker/?hl=en"}]},{"address":"Tallawoladah Lawn","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_2.mp3?alt=media&token=cac80915-68a6-48c8-86e3-90e1391e06b4","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.85986175830973,"longitude":151.20939366704056},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Sea, Sand and Stars"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Fguan-wei_1900x900_0.jpeg?alt=media&token=818dc717-52ca-4cd0-97fa-b12f4c474342"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Sea, Sand and Stars. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"Immerse yourself in \"Sea, Sand and Stars\" at the MCA. For the first time, Guan Wei’s captivating artwork comes alive at night through a mesmerizing light projection, thanks to the Spinifex Group's innovative vision.\n\nExperience a journey from the vastness of space to the depths of the ocean, ending on the lively shores of Bondi Beach. This projection masterfully illustrates the connection between the cosmic and the quaint, the mystical and the mundane.\n\nAs you watch, stars will descend, oceans will undulate, and mythical beings will glide across the MCA, merging the daily with the divine in a vibrant exploration of humanity.\n\nRepresenting Australia, this installation invites you to ponder our place in the universe through a spectacle of light and imagination.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Guan Wei\n> Collaborators: Spinnifex Group"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FGuan-Wei.jpeg?alt=media&token=948ba0ea-9b8d-4916-a031-f7b3ce14cd60"},{"type":"text","content":"Guan Wei is a Chinese-Australian artist celebrated for his captivating paintings, sculptures, and installations that explore cultural identity, migration, and globalization. His work often blends traditional Chinese motifs with contemporary themes, creating visually striking compositions that reflect his experiences as an immigrant and his observations of the world around him. Guan Wei's art frequently incorporates elements of mythology, history, and political commentary, inviting viewers to contemplate the complexities of cultural exchange and the interconnectedness of the global community. His thought-provoking pieces have been exhibited internationally, earning him recognition as a leading figure in the contemporary art scene."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://www.mca.com.au/collection/artists/guan-wei/"}]},{"address":"The Rocks Ghost Tours","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_3.mp3?alt=media&token=ca2ebe9d-a986-4c5c-be44-2c094a8f1537","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.858911916637275,"longitude":151.2093039190701},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Mutual States"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Fmutual-states_1280x690.png?alt=media&token=d3e5aeab-d0b9-4231-bce4-a65ad19a870d"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Mutual States. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"\"Mutual States\" delves into the profound canvas that is the human face, a mirror to our emotions and identities. This installation combines live footage, digital artistry, and AI to transform portraits from a broad spectrum of individuals, blending reality with digital innovation to magnify our shared humanity.\n\nWitness as faces morph and merge, highlighting our collective emotions and uniqueness. This journey invites you to look deeper, beyond the surface, to the universal patterns of human experience revealed by AI.\n\nRepresenting the United States, \"Mutual States\" offers a mesmerizing insight into our similarities, reminding us that beneath our diverse exteriors, we share a common essence.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Cody Samson"},{"type":"text","content":"Collaborators: Jacob Sutton (United States) / Paul Araki Elliott (United States) / Tace Stevens (Australia) / Thank You, Inc. (United States) / Dylan Gephart (United States)"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Fpersonal_photo-770.jpg?alt=media&token=3389106e-c5ab-471c-a753-54da0f43adac"},{"type":"text","content":"Cody Samson (Shmody) is an audio-visual artist and designer based in San Francisco. With a focus in striking animation and sound design for events and installations, Shmody aims to push the artistic boundaries of immersive and experiential design.\n\nShmody has exhibited at festivals, events and galleries across the US and internationally. In addition to artistic pursuits, they maintain a diverse commercial portfolio, with clients including Beyonce, Virgil Abloh, Usher, NBC, Meta, Expedia, Epson, and many more.\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://shmody.xyz/about"}]},{"address":"6B Circular Quay W","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_4.mp3?alt=media&token=1326a433-5e82-4179-9193-e29643f82c8c","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.85731269045276,"longitude":151.2096661801401},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Synthetic Hum(AI)nity"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FRender_2_Link__synthetichumanity.jpeg?alt=media&token=87eee37f-5b96-4de3-be5f-0c9db632a826"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Synthetic Hum(AI)nity. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"At the heart of our journey, we find ourselves at a pivotal junction before the ASN Clocktower. Here, \"Synthetic Hum(AI)nity\" confronts us with a visually stunning triptych, where the essence of humanity is intertwined with the pulse of technology, through the lens of AI.\n\nThis installation not only captivates the eyes but also stirs the mind, delving into the intricate dance between humans and the ever-advancing AI. It's a reflection on our present and future, a mix of awe, humor, and a profound understanding of AI's role in redefining what it means to be human.\n\nRepresenting Australia, \"Synthetic Hum(AI)nity\" invites you to pause and ponder the seamless blend of our lives with technology, urging a contemplation of our shared destiny with artificial beings.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Vandal"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2F347256941_1292131974723521_2927660511479918899_n.jpg?alt=media&token=8f4fd3de-6326-4442-a444-40d3a0b08b43"},{"type":"text","content":"Vandal is a pseudonymous street artist and muralist known for his bold and colorful graffiti artworks. Operating primarily in urban environments, Vandal's work often features vibrant characters, intricate patterns, and dynamic compositions. He is recognized for his unique style, which blends elements of traditional graffiti with contemporary street art techniques. Vandal's murals can be found adorning walls and buildings in cities around the world, contributing to the vibrant street art culture and sparking conversations about public space, creativity, and self-expression. While his true identity remains anonymous, Vandal's art continues to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impression on the urban landscape."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://www.artistvandal.com/"}]},{"address":"7 Hickson Rd","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_5.mp3?alt=media&token=6d260ca6-0b4d-42e4-8218-1d9adeb72e2f","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.855563881889054,"longitude":151.210454202345},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Connection"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FConnection_VIVID24_LIGHTS_AngusMuir_Website_1900x900.jpg?alt=media&token=3a7e37fa-90c1-4877-982b-8bbfa63badc2"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Connection. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"Dive into the heart of connectivity with Angus Muir's \"Connection,\" an immersive forest of LED ropes that invites you to touch, play, and reflect on our shared humanity. This circular enclave of light represents the invisible bonds linking us all.\n\nAs you wander through, let your fingers glide over the glowing strands. Find one of the eight interactive posts, and with a single press, watch as vibrant patterns of light and sound ripple through this luminous maze.\n\nEach post unlocks a different spectacle of colour and melody, encouraging you to experiment and discover the myriad ways we can connect. \"Connection\" offers a moment to celebrate the rich tapestry of human experience, bound by unseen threads of shared emotions and stories.\n\nRepresented by New Zealand, this installation is a playful, tactile reminder of the beauty in our diversity and the universal connections that unite us.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Angus Muir"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2F4QVH7IEI4BPNYFQTV74JKWYG4M.jpg?alt=media&token=417c7302-5065-4e4d-9028-3abb024a345b"},{"type":"text","content":"Angus Muir is a New Zealand-based artist renowned for his large-scale light installations and public art projects. His work often explores the interplay between light, space, and architecture, creating immersive environments that engage viewers and transform ordinary spaces into captivating experiences. Muir's installations range from dynamic light displays and interactive sculptures to permanent architectural features, with each piece meticulously designed to enhance its surroundings and evoke a sense of wonder and discovery. He is known for his innovative use of technology and materials, pushing the boundaries of traditional art forms and blurring the line between art and design. Muir's work can be found in public spaces, galleries, and festivals worldwide, leaving a lasting impression on those who encounter it."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://www.angusmuirdesign.co.nz/"}]},{"address":"Dawes Point Reserve","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_6.mp3?alt=media&token=163e11ed-126d-4f8f-b9c4-7368a5d947bb","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.85502015475375,"longitude":151.21038270428767},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Faces of Change"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ffaces-of-changes_1900x900.jpg?alt=media&token=67b839d2-397d-449e-adc5-f453259053ad"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Faces of Change. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"At the iconic Harbour Bridge Pylons, prepare for a transformation as \"Faces of Change\" unfolds. This vibrant projection by Spinifex Group, brought to life through the imaginative art of Tori-Jay, delves into humanity's intrinsic bond with nature, echoing the poignant narrative of the Torres Strait 8 (TS8).\n\nWitness the pylons come alive with Tori-Jay’s vivid characters, each embodying the struggle and resilience of the TS8, a group at the forefront of climate activism, facing the harsh reality of climate displacement. The artwork vibrantly portrays each warrior and their totems – from the Great Blue Heron to the Dugong, Sea Birds, and Crocodile – amidst the encroaching threat of rising seas.\n\n\"Faces of Change\" serves as a powerful visual dialogue on our environmental responsibilities and the pressing need to act. Set against a symbol of connection, the Harbour Bridge, it's an evocative call to safeguard the delicate balance between our lives and the natural world.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"The Artist: Tori-Jay Mordey\n\nCollaborators: Spinifex Group\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FBSAF-2020-Tori-Jay-Mordey-11-scaled.jpg?alt=media&token=cce1cf4c-21ad-4015-bb52-2eb0d6850d97"},{"type":"text","content":"Tori-Jay Mordey is a contemporary Australian artist known for her vibrant and expressive paintings that explore themes of identity, emotion, and the human experience. Her artwork often features bold colors, fluid brushwork, and intricate details, reflecting her passion for storytelling and self-expression. Mordey draws inspiration from her surroundings, personal experiences, and cultural influences, weaving together elements of realism and abstraction to create visually captivating compositions. Through her art, she invites viewers to contemplate the complexities of the human psyche and the interconnectedness of the world around us. Mordey's work has been exhibited in galleries and art events, earning her recognition as a rising talent in the Australian art scene."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://www.instagram.com/tori_jyeay/"}]},{"address":"Wharf Theatres, Hickson Rd","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_7.mp3?alt=media&token=710fdfb9-b601-465a-9c39-2e4954e026ef","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.855577482514434,"longitude":151.20664313952008},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Migrating Light"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FMigrating-Light_VIVID24_LIGHTS_Website_Render_1900x900.jpg?alt=media&token=e17c5ae6-7544-4b87-ab87-1b618fa2e0ce"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Migrating Light. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"Step into the heart of Walsh Bay for \"Migrating Light,\" an illuminating journey through Sydney's rich tapestry of human history. This installation employs advanced holographic technology to breathe life into the stories of migrants who have shaped our vibrant city.\n\nAs you navigate the space, holograms of past residents appear, enveloping you in narratives of hardship and victory. These ethereal figures, accompanied by their own voices, archival images, and cherished personal items, draw you closer to the soul of Sydney.\n\n\"Migrating Light\" casts a new glow on our understanding of community, highlighting the strength and diversity that define us. It’s a poignant reminder of the individuals whose dreams and resilience contribute to the continuing story of our city.\n\nCelebrating Australia's heritage, this experience connects us more deeply with the many journeys that converge in the making of our shared history.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Collide Public Art Collective, Joel Zika"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artists:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FJoel-Zika-AAR-On-the-Couch.jpg?alt=media&token=94985060-b9ab-4257-8263-6c7764a8d9a2"},{"type":"text","content":"The Collide Public Art Collective, led by artist Joel Zika, is a group dedicated to creating innovative and immersive public art experiences. Based in Australia, the collective collaborates with artists, designers, and technologists to produce interactive installations, projection mappings, and multimedia artworks that engage and inspire audiences. Joel Zika, known for his expertise in projection art and new media, often spearheads the group's projects, which explore themes such as urbanism, environmental sustainability, and community identity. Through their work, Collide Public Art Collective aims to transform public spaces into dynamic platforms for artistic expression and social dialogue, fostering connections between people and their surroundings. Their projects have been featured in festivals, events, and public spaces, captivating viewers with their imaginative approach to art in the public realm."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://www.collidepublicart.com/"}]},{"address":"Walumil Lawns","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_8.mp3?alt=media&token=db83d019-8d1e-4066-9eed-6bd7e21101e0","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.85575114343025,"longitude":151.20148905700842},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Portal"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FPORTAL_VIVID24_LIGHTS_Mobile_Render_960x1280.jpeg?alt=media&token=0b88f230-845d-4a55-b766-d295a2336646"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Portal. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"Dive into \"PORTAL,\" a gateway to the unimaginable, located at Barangaroo Headland. Standing majestic at over 15 metres, this installation draws inspiration from the Surrealists, crafting a space where light, sound, and environment merge into a singular, awe-inspiring experience.\n\nWithin its bounds, a world unfolds in sync with an enveloping soundscape; LED lights dance to the rhythm, casting an ethereal glow. The structure's reflective surfaces play with the imagery of clouds and trees, integrating the natural with the surreal.\n\n\"PORTAL\" does more than dazzle; it challenges you to see the world anew, through a lens that distorts, reflects, and magnifies the beauty of our everyday surroundings.\n\nRepresenting the United Kingdom, this experience is not just a visual feast but an invitation to ponder, dream, and reconsider the familiar with fresh eyes.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Lucid Creates"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FLucid-Creates-Artist-Profile-1.jpg?alt=media&token=6679b395-de56-4c8f-8143-bc9c1d8beb8e"},{"type":"text","content":"Lucid Creates is an artistic collective known for their innovative and immersive installations that blend technology, art, and design. Based on collaboration between artists, designers, engineers, and programmers, Lucid Creates specializes in creating interactive experiences that engage audiences and push the boundaries of traditional art forms. Their projects often incorporate elements such as projection mapping, augmented reality, and sensor-based interactions to create dynamic and participatory artworks. Lucid Creates' installations can be found in various settings, from public spaces and festivals to galleries and corporate events, where they captivate viewers with their imaginative approach to merging art and technology. The collective's work aims to inspire creativity, spark curiosity, and foster connections between people and their environments."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://lucidcreates.co.uk/"}]},{"address":"Clyne Reserve","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_9.mp3?alt=media&token=5dc1c120-f408-476d-9f66-c0b8772e0011","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.856795866696004,"longitude":151.20158760737021},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Encounters Before The Tree"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Fencounters_960x1280.jpeg?alt=media&token=2cdd4cd8-fe2e-421b-acef-320b48fc9d80"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Encounters Before The Tree. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"\"Encounters Before the Tree\" invites you to view trees, and perhaps yourself, from a captivating new perspective. This installation pays homage to our timeless relationship with trees — our providers of shelter, oxygen, and serenity, and our companions through history.\n\nWitness a mesmerizing light display unfold across eucalyptus trees, revealing the secret geometric patterns of nature. This hypnotic projection not only highlights the beauty hidden in plain sight but also challenges our perceptions, turning the familiar into the wonderfully alien.\n\nThrough this transformation, we're reminded of the intricate designs underlying all life forms, inviting reflection on the complex and beautiful symbiosis between humans and the natural world.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Javier Riera"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FJavier-Riera-web.jpg?alt=media&token=c5f1d1b0-d7d5-48c2-9e68-dbbae9288ac0"},{"type":"text","content":"Javier Riera is a contemporary Spanish artist known for his mesmerizing light projections onto natural landscapes. His work often involves using geometric patterns and shapes, which he projects onto trees, mountains, and other natural elements. Riera's installations create a stunning interplay between light and nature, transforming the landscape into a canvas for his artistic expression. Through his projections, he explores themes of geometry, symmetry, and the relationship between humanity and the environment. Riera's installations are ephemeral, existing only temporarily as the light fades or the natural elements shift, adding to the mystical and transient nature of his art. He has exhibited his work internationally, captivating audiences with his unique blend of art and nature."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://javierriera.com/?lang=en"}]},{"address":"27 Hickson Rd","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_10.mp3?alt=media&token=64a48acd-dd78-4aaf-ae1a-f65be99ad39f","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.85750417500546,"longitude":151.2013140220507},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Nest"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Fnest_960x1280.jpeg?alt=media&token=9bb87200-288c-49ef-a145-dda67b935585"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Nest. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"Step into \"Nest,\" where the mesmerising dance of the Brolgas unfolds around you, a creation brought to life by James Roden and the Feathered Friends Sanctuary among others. This circular installation invites you to witness the sacred mating dance of the Brolga, Australia’s native crane, within an immersive setting.\n\nProjected onto transparent screens, these majestic birds seem to float, creating an illusion of being both within and outside the Nest. This visual spectacle is a profound reminder of our connection to the natural world, inviting you to reflect on the delicate balance of life.\n\nAs you lose yourself in the graceful movements of these hypnotic cranes, \"Nest\" offers a moment of unity with nature, grounding you in the beauty of the earth while your imagination takes flight."},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Leila Jefferies & Melvin J. Montalban\n> \n> Collaborators: James Roden (Australia) / Feathered Friends Sancturary (Australia) / Chris Bryan (Australia) / Photoplay FIlms (Australia) / Florence Tourbier (Australia) / Ravi Wasan (Australia) / Jackson Milas (Australia) / Sonar Music (Australia)"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2F5%2Bx%2B4%2Bcrop%2BBy%2BNigel%2BLough%2Bfor%2BTavel%2B%26%2BLuxury%2B_%2BNews%2BLtd.jpg?alt=media&token=eff19f1a-eadb-44ca-a62b-e6022ed34648"},{"type":"text","content":"Leila Jeffreys is a renowned contemporary artist working across photography, moving image and installation. She is best known for images of birds, photographed at human scale, that explore and subvert the conventions of portraiture. Jeffreys, who lives and works in Sydney with her husband and son, sees her avian subjects as living beings, part of a practice that expands viewer’s hearts by drawing attention to interdependence between species. Jeffreys’ work is a result of years-long periods of research and exploration. In the tradition of artist-activists, she conducts fieldwork, collaborates with conservationists, ornithologists and sanctuaries and champions programs to protect and restore endangered habitats."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://www.leilajeffreys.com/about"}]},{"address":"The Cutaway","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_11.mp3?alt=media&token=e20e4425-b867-4bda-a4bb-c0fe02b920a3","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.85840473977098,"longitude":151.20056640862472},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Stateless"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FStateless_VIVID24_LIGHTS_Website_Render_1900x900.jpg?alt=media&token=db68043a-f2f3-40ec-9a54-e36d9126690f"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Stateless. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"\"Stateless\" casts a poignant light at Nawi Cove, where over 4000 solar-powered LED candles glimmer against the backdrop of ancient sandstone. Each flicker symbolizes a beacon of hope and remembrance for the growing number of stateless individuals globally.\n\nThis installation invites you to reflect on resilience and the enduring strength of the human spirit. As you approach, let the serene yet powerful sight move you, encouraging a moment of contemplation on the struggles and spirit of those without a nation to call home.\n\nRepresenting Australia, \"Stateless\" not only illuminates the night but also enlightens our understanding, urging a collective acknowledgment of tenacity amidst adversity.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Sinclair Park"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FHUMANITY%253AHUMILITY_VIVID24_LIGHTS_Sinclair-Park_Headshot_600x600_0.jpeg?alt=media&token=53a4e02c-15d1-4d7c-8a2b-7fcf1670e84b"},{"type":"text","content":"For more than two decades, Sinclair Park has been deeply engaged in the realm of light artistry. His expertise spans a wide array of collaborative projects on a global scale, including the conceptualization and execution of lighting installations for prominent structures such as the Dubai Metro and the vibrant illumination of Jubilee Bridge at Marina Bay. Sinclair has been a consistent contributor to Vivid Sydney festivals, showcasing his talents in creating immersive light experiences. His exceptional contributions to the field have been recognized with the Lighting Sculpture Award of Excellence by the Lighting Society - NSW Chapter, both in 2016 and once again in 2022."}]},{"address":"29C Hickson Rd","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_12.mp3?alt=media&token=97c35d63-6634-46ac-b1ef-5d0982d29efc","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.86090841592526,"longitude":151.2010136396397},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Horizon"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Fhorizon_1900x900.jpg?alt=media&token=7d934b6d-88da-4196-9a44-980352a677d1"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Horizon. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"Please be aware, \"Horizon\" includes strobe lighting, which may affect those who are photosensitive."},{"type":"text","content":"Dive into \"Horizon,\" a spellbinding experience that redefines the limits of perception, presented by Spain's creative minds. This installation envelops you in a world where light and sound converge, creating a trance-inducing atmosphere that challenges and expands your spatial awareness.\n\nWithin this immersive environment, strobing lights and enveloping soundscapes guide your focus to a distant, giant screen, introducing a new vanishing point where the imaginable extends beyond the ordinary. Here, in the vastness of \"Horizon,\" you're invited to explore the boundless possibilities of human potential.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Playmodes"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Fplaymodes_santieloi_1_copia.jpg?alt=media&token=38ef49da-5f4b-4448-a812-524fc9682d45"},{"type":"text","content":"Playmodes is a Spanish studio specializing in the creation of immersive light and sound installations. Positioned at the intersection of design, art, and engineering, they craft their installations using bespoke technology developed in-house. As a collective, Playmodes has undertaken projects of global significance, collaborating with prestigious art institutions and prominent light festivals. Their innovative approach has earned them international recognition and accolades across various disciplines, including design, music, and new media art."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://www.playmodes.com/"}]},{"address":"The Meat & Wine Co Barangaroo","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_13.mp3?alt=media&token=7bc0f5a4-9a15-4908-8b53-48cc360442ad","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.86329603377253,"longitude":151.2009921819676},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Chairwave"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FChairwave_VIVID24_LIGHTS_Website_Render_1900x900.jpeg?alt=media&token=17966b93-1171-46f6-912e-33dc9eabb733"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Chairwave. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"\"Chairwave\" transforms the simple act of sitting down into an opportunity for unexpected connections. Hailing from The Netherlands, this interactive installation challenges the norm of keeping to ourselves in public spaces by encouraging us to engage with those around us.\n\nAs you near, Chairwave springs to life, offering you a seat amidst a kinetic, glowing arrangement. The moment you take your place, the system playfully invites another, turning a group of strangers into potential conversation partners.\n\nThe outcome of these encounters? That remains in your hands. Yet, the inviting atmosphere of Chairwave aims to dissolve inhibitions, fostering genuine exchanges that remind us of the power of human interaction and the beauty found in our shared experiences.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: VOUW Studio"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FIMG_0017.jpg?alt=media&token=450266bb-715b-4e0f-a4b8-f1bc924021e7"},{"type":"text","content":"In 2018, Mingus Vogel and Justus Bruns established VOUW, their Amsterdam-based design studio. VOUW stands out as a pioneer in 'slow-tech' design, advocating the notion that technology serves more than mere efficiency and productivity. Their ethos revolves around the belief that technology can facilitate introspection and foster a deeper connection with both ourselves and our environment. Guided by this principle, their designs aim to encourage mindfulness and a slower pace of life. VOUW's innovative approach has garnered them numerous accolades and awards for their impactful contributions to the field."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":" https://www.vouw.com/"}]},{"address":"Telstra Payphone","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_14.mp3?alt=media&token=bf560e73-4f59-4284-989d-e1dc3c5d7d61","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.87304749980069,"longitude":151.20162734576144},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Hika Rakuyo"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FHikaRakuyo_VIVID24_LIGHTS_Mobile_960x1280.jpeg?alt=media&token=e95ba476-1b83-4cf9-afe9-613bae677cf6"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Hika Rakuyo. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"Venture to Cockle Bay to witness \"Hika Rakuyo,\" a dazzling fusion of reflective waters, laser brilliance, and profound Japanese philosophy. Crafted by a team led by Shuichiro Iwanami and including talents like Tomoyuki Soramoto and Saeko Ehara, this installation illuminates the night with the ephemeral beauty of life through the metaphor of blooming and falling.\n\nOver eight captivating minutes, holographic lights and lasers narrate the lifecycle of native Australian flora, set against the bay's dark canvas. \"Hika Rakuyo\" celebrates the delicate allure of flowers, underscoring their fragility and their indispensable role within our ecosystems.\n\nAs a poignant reminder of our fleeting existence and interconnectedness with nature, \"Hika Rakuyo\" invites reflection and awe. Catch this mesmerizing show in a loop from 6pm until the final spectacle at approximately 10.45pm, representing Japan's unique contribution to the dialogue on beauty, transience, and ecological awareness.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"The Artist: ETERNAL Art Space\n\nCollaborators: Shuichiro Iwanami / Tomoyuki Soramoto / Saeko Ehara / Shuta Yasukochi / Jordan Assaf / Martin Gabco / Matus Lalik / Drohi Parsa / Mojmir Dorniak / Martin Havra / Peter Prokopcak\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Fimages.jpg?alt=media&token=126aa771-37db-4c97-b7c2-0ecfe0cbda5f"},{"type":"text","content":"Situated in Tokyo, ETERNAL Art Space is a dynamic artist collective founded by Tomoyuki Soramoto, Saeko Ehara, and Shuta Yasukochi. Their mission transcends traditional distinctions between art and entertainment, as they endeavor to craft immersive experiences, pioneering installations, and captivating showcases. Their creative vision rejuvenates diverse concepts, with each artwork representing a collaborative effort with a distinctive roster of creatives and artists. ETERNAL Art Space continually pushes the boundaries of artistic expression, inviting audiences to embark on unforgettable journeys of exploration and discovery."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://eternalart.space/"}]},{"address":"25B Harbour St","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_15.mp3?alt=media&token=21f8f850-60c7-431e-b326-5f0232405ec2","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.87482451412734,"longitude":151.20195339193145},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Omnivisu"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FOMNIVISU_VIVID24_LIGHTS_Website_1900x900.jpg?alt=media&token=f072e9a8-4f8c-4e94-88fc-d6d783d94b65"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Omnivisu. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"Imagine a cityscape that gazes back at you. \"Omnivisu\" brings this concept to life, transforming the skyline with a touch of human curiosity and connection. This innovative installation turns an ordinary building into a canvas for our collective vision, showcasing your eyes on a grand scale against the urban backdrop.\n\nLocated in Tumbalong Park, the Omnivisu viewfinder awaits your interaction. Step in front of its dual cameras, and watch as your eyes are captured and then magnified onto a towering edifice. This striking visual conversation between you and the city not only captivates but also mirrors the omnipresent themes of observation and vigilance found in narratives like Big Brother and The Great Gatsby.\n\nRepresenting Germany, \"Omnivisu\" invites you to engage with the city in an unprecedented way. Your eyes, projected high above, become a symbol of the city's soul, reminding us of the profound connection between individual perception and collective experience.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: TheGreenEyl"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Fthegreeneyl_logo.jpg?alt=media&token=e3a7677c-bbe9-43e0-978c-6865f66db832"},{"type":"text","content":"TheGreenEyl is a dynamic design studio with bases in Berlin and New York, specializing in the creation of immersive exhibitions and installations that translate complex concepts into multi-sensory spatial experiences. Renowned for their innovative approach, they meticulously engage with content, context, and technology, often pioneering new techniques and tools along the way. Their diverse portfolio encompasses projects ranging from urban participation to the exploration of linguistic essence, with notable collaborations including Google and Bauhaus-Archiv. By seamlessly blending design with experiential storytelling, TheGreenEyl has mastered the art of making the intangible tangible, bringing hidden narratives to life in captivating and tangible ways."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://thegreeneyl.com/"}]},{"address":"Tumbalong Park","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_16.mp3?alt=media&token=984caa0b-f42d-4365-8a28-8246b9a1957b","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.875786557345656,"longitude":151.20132991253334},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Neolithic"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Fneolithic_1900x900.jpg?alt=media&token=89a6b0fe-3a1b-4293-80a3-84cb36a0e677"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Neolithic. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"Step into \"Neolithic,\" where the pulse of the present meets the whispers of the past under a mesmerizing light canopy. This installation, brought to life by Krasang from Thailand, merges the architectural ingenuity of the Neolithic era with a modern thirst for exploration and expression.\n\nDance beneath a dazzling array of LED lights that sketch out patterns borrowed from ancient art, all while the beat from Tumbalong Stage sets the rhythm of the night. The structure itself—a blend of time-honored design and contemporary flair—serves as a bridge across ages, inviting you to traverse the boundaries of time and space.\n\nAs headlight beams stretch upwards into the night, \"Neolithic\" celebrates our enduring curiosity about the cosmos and the creative spark that links our past to our future.\n\nPlease be aware that this installation includes strobe lighting.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: REELIZE STUDIO\n> Collaborator: Krasang (Thailand)"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2F304722909_458598859635703_5849162469959345056_n.png?alt=media&token=be2314b6-c7d4-437e-9ebb-8e92cc4639e0"},{"type":"text","content":"REELIZE STUDIO is a cutting-edge media, art, and design studio based in Melbourne, specializing in experiential, multi-sensory, immersive, and AI-based practices. Renowned for their innovative approach to audio-visual storytelling, they continuously push the boundaries of creative expression. With a focus on creating captivating and impactful experiences, REELIZE STUDIO has garnered acclaim across diverse industries. They are at the forefront of deep visualization techniques, leveraging technology to create mesmerizing narratives. Their acclaimed work \"Gravitational Grid\" was prominently featured at Vivid Sydney in 2022, showcasing their mastery of immersive storytelling."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://www.reelize.studio/"}]},{"address":"29B Harbour St","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_17.mp3?alt=media&token=5a73c206-7d8e-4732-bd32-d90b0ce99cb1","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.87622030155407,"longitude":151.20278334156416},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Neuron"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FNeuron_VIVID24_LIGHTS_Mobile_Render_960x1280.jpeg?alt=media&token=2bd8c0bc-fe4e-4df6-a95d-24673460c9f1"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Neuron. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"Step into the realm of the unseen and grasp the marvel that resides within us all at \"Neuron.\" This installation offers a rare glimpse into the complex beauty of the human brain, magnified and brought to life through art and technology.\n\nCrafted with translucent materials and intertwined with LED light filaments, these neuron sculptures respond to movement, mimicking the electrifying dance of information transfer within our own minds. As you move, so does this neural network, creating a dynamic representation of thought, reaction, and connection.\n\nRepresented by Spain, \"Neuron\" stands as a tribute to the power and mystery of the brain, inviting you to reflect on the profound capabilities of our minds to perceive, to understand, and to bond with the world and individuals around us.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Juan Antonio Fuentes Munoz"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FNeuron_VIVID24_LIGHTS_Juan-Fuentes_Headshot_600x600.jpeg?alt=media&token=07ed4037-e462-4537-b54a-b05d6832c0c2"},{"type":"text","content":"Juan Antonio Fuentes Muñoz is a distinguished Spanish architect and lighting designer renowned for his innovative approach to design, which draws inspiration from geometry and explores concepts of perception. In 2021, he earned recognition as one of the Global Top 40 lighting Designers under 40, a testament to his exceptional talent and contribution to the field. Fuentes has showcased his work internationally, with exhibitions in prominent cities such as Madrid, Brussels, and the UK. Notably, his artwork \"Kinetic Perspective\" was featured at Vivid Sydney in 2023, captivating audiences with its dynamic and immersive qualities."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"at:https://www.instagram.com/jfuentesm28/"}]},{"address":"1A Harbour St","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_18.mp3?alt=media&token=d9788426-2c2d-41a6-905b-c2352d7ea108","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.87902655974917,"longitude":151.20107835665578},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Fireplaces"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FMicrosoftTeams-image%20(4)%20(1).png?alt=media&token=4bc636a5-246a-46ef-8f11-e2560ae2b789"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Fireplaces. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"Vivid Sydney 2024 ignites a primal fascination with fire at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour, and The Goods Line. Experience the elemental allure of fire, celebrated as one of humanity's first lights and a timeless connector.\n\nDiscover the warmth and spectacle of the Vivid Fireplaces and the Fire Kitchen, where the night comes alive with giant fire pits, Michelin Star chefs, awe-inspiring fire sculptures, and dramatic flame throwers. Cozy up next to fire barrels or indulge in the flavours of expertly grilled BBQs, making each festival night a feast for the senses.\n\nRepresenting Australia, this fiery showcase not only illuminates the dark but also warms the heart, reminding us of fire's role in bringing people together through light, warmth, and shared culinary delights.\n\n"}]},{"address":"900 Darling Dr","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_19.mp3?alt=media&token=24f5326e-593c-4947-bff6-d4caa0a6e2f3","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.87961934840709,"longitude":151.20100430178366},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Humanity / Humility"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FHUMANITY_HUMILITY_VIVID24_LIGHTS_Mobile_960x1280.jpeg?alt=media&token=849ba1f4-088d-4265-9215-bd7fd6236289"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Humanity/Humility. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"Nestled in the nocturnal embrace of The Goods Line, \"Humanity/Humility\" casts a stark, glowing contrast. This striking installation, a luminous beacon in red neon, flickers between two profound truths: Humanity and Humility.\n\nWhat appears at first as a playful glitch reveals itself as a deliberate dance between concepts, blurring the line with each subtle shift. This dynamic display serves as a poignant reminder amidst the hustle of Vivid Sydney and the warmth of the Fire Kitchen.\n\nRepresenting Australia, it stands as a simple yet powerful reflection on our essence and ethics in an age overwhelmed by digital advances. \"Humanity/Humility\" is not just an art piece; it's a meditative pause, urging us to contemplate our collective spirit and the humility that binds us.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Sinclair Park"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FHUMANITY%253AHUMILITY_VIVID24_LIGHTS_Sinclair-Park_Headshot_600x600_0.jpeg?alt=media&token=57a1a118-5cb2-4180-882a-e58261f709b4"},{"type":"text","content":"For more than two decades, Sinclair Park has been deeply engaged in the realm of light artistry. His expertise spans a wide array of collaborative projects on a global scale, including the conceptualization and execution of lighting installations for prominent structures such as the Dubai Metro and the vibrant illumination of Jubilee Bridge at Marina Bay. Sinclair has been a consistent contributor to Vivid Sydney festivals, showcasing his talents in creating immersive light experiences. His exceptional contributions to the field have been recognized with the Lighting Sculpture Award of Excellence by the Lighting Society - NSW Chapter, both in 2016 and once again in 2022."}]},{"address":"3010 Hay St","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_20.mp3?alt=media&token=3e250d4f-9985-4978-8503-45705d705ddf","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.87916387531471,"longitude":151.20190596533592},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Poem Booth"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FPoem-Booth_VIVID24_LIGHTS_Mobile_Render_960x1280.jpeg?alt=media&token=6d38895c-4f61-4d41-b799-22ead3d60681"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Poem Booth. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"Discover a new dimension of poetry with \"Poem Booth,\" where language, light, and technology converge to explore the essence of humanity. This innovative installation invites you to stand before poetry machines, infused with Artificial Intelligence (AI), which craft verses inspired by their observations.\n\nMarvel at the poetry produced, which might surprise you with its insight, creativity, and resonance. These AI poets challenge our perceptions of creativity, authorship, and the human condition, sparking questions that delve deep into the nature of art and existence.\n\nRepresented by The Netherlands, \"Poem Booth\" offers a unique space for reflection on what it means to create, to be human, and how technology intersects with the ancient art of poetry. Engage with it, and find your own answers woven between the generated lines.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: VOUW Studio"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FIMG_0017.jpg?alt=media&token=d1d5325b-3d41-48bb-bd89-0a31222b29b9"},{"type":"text","content":"In 2018, Mingus Vogel and Justus Bruns established VOUW, their Amsterdam-based design studio. VOUW stands out as a pioneer in 'slow-tech' design, advocating the notion that technology serves more than mere efficiency and productivity. Their ethos revolves around the belief that technology can facilitate introspection and foster a deeper connection with both ourselves and our environment. Guided by this principle, their designs aim to encourage mindfulness and a slower pace of life. VOUW's innovative approach has garnered them numerous accolades and awards for their impactful contributions to the field."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://www.vouw.com/"}]},{"address":"New Shanghai Westfield Sydney","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_21.mp3?alt=media&token=57080a4e-4d75-4201-ab23-ae44ddcd0c8d","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.8703175478071,"longitude":151.20878649172573},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Global Rainbow"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Fglobal-rainbow_960x1280.jpeg?alt=media&token=93b8a852-79c8-4c30-92d7-df12862424b7"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Global Rainbow. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"\"Global Rainbow\" showers Sydney with a luminous embrace, extending a universal message of hope and unity from the pinnacle of the Sydney Tower Eye. This radiant installation paints the night with a spectrum of laser lights, stretching up to 40km across the heavens, intertwining the city's heartbeat with the global pulse of the Vivid Sydney Light Walk.\n\nAs these beams fan out, they symbolize a bridge of light, connecting the local to the global, inviting everyone under its glow to share in the festival's spirit. Having graced skies from London to Berlin, Toronto, and Northern Ireland, the \"Global Rainbow\" now marks a special moment of solidarity and celebration in Sydney.\n\nThis dazzling display is more than just a visual spectacle; it's a beacon of inclusivity, casting a guiding light for all to follow. Stand beneath the \"Global Rainbow\" and feel part of a larger, interconnected world, celebrating Vivid Sydney's reach and resonance on an international scale.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Yvette Mattern"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Fimages-1.jpg?alt=media&token=321d0888-9422-4812-8af6-44b215104fb4"},{"type":"text","content":"Yvette Mattern, a visual artist based in both Los Angeles and Berlin, specializes in video, film, and public light installations. With a focus on illuminating narratives through visual mediums, her work has garnered international acclaim and has been showcased in exhibitions worldwide. Mattern's collaborative spirit extends to film and theater projects, where she has partnered with renowned artists such as Cindy Sherman for \"Office Killer,\" as well as luminaries like Al Pacino, Diller+Scofidio, and The Builder's Association. Through her multifaceted artistic endeavors, Mattern continues to captivate audiences with her unique blend of storytelling and visual expression."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://www.yvettemattern.com/"}]},{"address":"Jimmy Choo","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ftts_22.mp3?alt=media&token=839c0797-9e53-44da-bff2-529198a9afb7","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.8701705629652,"longitude":151.2087811273077},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Future Natives"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Ffuture-native_1280x960.jpeg?alt=media&token=81fdcb75-bc14-48dd-97bd-132736174e9d"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Future Natives. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"Embark on a luminous journey with \"Future Natives,\" the vibrant guideposts of the Vivid Sydney Light Walk. Since their debut in 2022, these neon-lit sculptures have illuminated the path from Circular Quay to The Goods Line, offering a whimsical navigation through the festival's heart.\n\nCrafted in the spirit of Australia's native birds, each sculpture is a nod to the country's rich avian life, from the vivid Rainbow Lorikeet to the majestic Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. Keep your eyes peeled to discover all 13 installations, each one a geometric marvel capturing the essence of flight.\n\nDrawing inspiration from mid-century futurism, \"Future Natives\" merges the past's dreams of a high-tech future with the timeless wonder of the natural world. These sculptures not only light the way but also spark imagination, inviting you to ponder the beauty of flight and our deep-rooted connection to nature, guided by the glow of creativity.\n\nRepresenting Australia, this series stands as a tribute to innovation, nature's splendor, and the collective journey of discovery that Vivid Sydney inspires.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Chris Daniel"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FRD4L_IMG_0517e%2520SQ%2520600.jpg.jpeg?alt=media&token=f71b30f4-8fec-44a8-a8df-033f9a590525"},{"type":"text","content":"Chris Daniel is a lighting and activation designer based in Sydney, whose creative passion lies in crafting and experimenting with various objects, concepts, and technologies. Drawing from his background in Interaction and Industrial Design, as well as a lifelong curiosity for tinkering, he breathes life into his public artworks. Chris's creations are often inspired by a fusion of science, design, and a deep-seated interest in environmental education. His portfolio boasts a diverse range of artworks exhibited worldwide. Notably, Chris made his debut at Vivid Sydney in 2018 with \"Astral,\" a collaborative project alongside Zara Pasfield and Renzo B Larriviere."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://csd.design/about/"}]}]
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