May 25, 2017

Imaginary creatures to light up Sydney Opera House

When the sun sets on Friday, the Sydney Opera House will light up with imaginary animals inspired by both nature and science-fiction.

The colourful motion graphics will illuminate the iconic building's sails to help launch the Vivid Sydney light festival.

"Each creature represents a different emotion," says Ash Bolland, a music video and TV advert director who conceived the display.

"It's based on the idea of turning the opera house into a living, breathing entity."

Bolland's mesmerising spectacle, Audio Creatures, will be set to electronic music by a Brazilian producer, Amon Tobin.

As with previous years, crowds are expected to pack the harbour-side setting and other locations for the popular winter festival.

(BBC News)