Sydney Opera House Transforms Into Living Canvas


Oh, to be in Sydney right now! If you happen to be “down under” from now till June 11, 2012, you’re one of the lucky ones who gets to experience Vivid Sydney, the largest celebration of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere. Over 60 light installations are present with one of the highlights being URBANSCREEN’s incredible transformation of the Sydney Opera House. The multi-award winning German design collective has created Lighting of the Sails, a mesmerizing projection artwork. See below for video. Start at 3:43, if you don’t have a lot of time. Yes, the Opera House actually crumbles at the end!






Photos via [Daniel Munoz/Reuters, JAM Project, Sydney Opera House Facebook]



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