Buchan design reinvents Lloyd Rees water fountain landmark for Vivid Light Festival

Buchan design reinvents Lloyd Rees water fountain landmark for Vivid Light Festival
Buchan design reinvents Lloyd Rees water fountain landmark for Vivid Light Festival

Sydney’s 2017 Vivid festival features an installation from design firm The Buchan Group illuminating the Lloyd Rees water fountain in Martin Place.

The feature from Buchan Group, titled, re/FRACTION shoots glittering, refracted light across the fountain, with footage shown continuously over the 20-metre-wide fountain.

Anthony Rawson, senior associate, The Buchan Group, said re/FRACTION would give Vivid visitors the chance to “form a bond” with the installation and become part of the festival itself.

“re/FRACTION plays on the themes of vibrancy, personality and movement, and invites audiences to interact with the amplified light, flowing visual scenes and distinct colour effects,” Mr Rawson said.

“Using cutting edge digital design, extensive light vibrancy technologies and animation expertise, this installation allows viewers to see another side of what an already well-known structure.”

"Creating re/FRACTION had enabled the design firm to experiment with and evolve new methods of light vibrancy and manipulation to reinvent already well-known landmarks."

The Buchan Group will also show two more pieces in the festival; inSIGHT – a low-fidelity render of the human face that will be featured at the Royal Botanic Gardens; and Portholes – a display that captures the viewing experience of explorers on display at The Rocks.

The Buchan Group worked with design studio Propaganda Mill to build Portholes and Precision Engineering and Manufacturing for many aspects of the installations.

Four more pieces will be shown; Uncovered World on display at The Rocks, 100 Ways to Say I Love You, showing at the City Recital Hall, Big Red Button on display at the gardens, and Music Box at The Rocks.

The Buchan Group’s displays will be on show every night throughout Vivid Sydney from 26 May to 17 June. Visit www.vividsydney.com for more details.

 

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