Shirane + Miyazaki's 3D kaleidoscope installation stars at Vivid Sydney light festival

by Tom Anstey | 11 Jun 2015

A temporary installation at Vivid Sydney – an 18-day festival of light and music held in Sydney, Australia – has treated visitors to a feast of colour in the form of a three-dimensional dome-shaped kaleidoscope.

Made up of more than 320 geometric shapes, the ‘Light Origami’ installation by Japanese artists Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki, constantly shifts and alters viewers’ spectrum of light projected within the luminous space. Using a reflective perspex material, viewers are engulfed by a visual effect acting like the interior of a kaleidoscope, with continuously changing perspectives as they move around the piece.

The large-scale kaleidoscope was created by Shirane and Miyazaki using digital 3D computer modelling tools, with each physical panel connected by a zipper. The Vivid Light festival concluded on 8 June and used innovative sculptures and light installations projected over grand-scale projections for visitors and residents of the city to enjoy.

“Vivid Sydney showcases our creative industries to the world while also providing a platform for international artists and performers to demonstrate their creative talents here in Sydney,” said NSW minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres.

“This year more than 80 light installations were created by 225 artists from 21 different countries, with their art lighting up Sydney’s winter nights and delighting local and international visitors.

“Sydney really is the events capital of Australia and it’s been a huge 18 days for our city. Almost 280,000 people visited Vivid Sydney in the opening weekend alone and the visitors have just kept coming.”

Related stories

SANAA wins contest for AU$450m redevelopment of Sydney art gallery

Sydney set to consider AU$1.2bn investment in two new stadiums

Dubai Opera cultural hub by Atkins seeks to rival Sydney Opera House

Barangaroo South, Sydney - top architects make waves at the waterfront development

A temporary installation at Vivid Sydney – an 18-day festival of light and music held in Sydney, Australia – has treated visitors to a feast of colour in the form of a three-dimensional dome-shaped kaleidoscope. Made up of more than 320 geometric shapes, the ‘Light Origami’ installation by Japanese artists Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki, constantly shifts and alters viewers’ spectrum of light projected within the luminous space. Using a
CLD,VAT,AAC,ARC,DES
Made up of more than 320 geometric shapes, the ‘Light Origami’ installation constantly shifts and alters viewers’ spectrum of light / Vivid Sydney
More news
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7540     
 
 
 
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7540     
 
 
 
company profile
Company profile: Barr + Wray Ltd
Founded in 1959, Barr + Wray is recognised as a world-leading provider of spa design, engineering, and pool and spa equipment.
Try cladmag for free!
Sign up with CLAD to receive our regular ezine, instant news alerts, free digital subscriptions to CLADweek, CLADmag and CLADbook and to request a free sample of the next issue of CLADmag.
sign up
features
The Lingang Bird Airport scheme will see a wetland sanctuary and visitor centre created on reclaimed land
"Funding woes and murky timelines are common problems. It can be easier to make a difference one small project at a time"

From parks designed to mitigate the effects of flooding to warming huts for one of the world’s coldest cities, these projects have been designed for increasingly extreme climates

Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
To advertise in our catalogue gallery: call +44(0)1462 431385
NMAAHC, Washington, US
"Most clients are very focused on how buildings are used and experienced as the primary design driver"

The MD of Schmidt Hammer Lassen and the CEO of PerkinsWill tell us why their merger will help create smarter buildings driven by human behaviour

Spa and wellness specialist Alberto Apostoli was responsible for the interiors
"Wellness embraces the entire holiday experience"

The design of the newly-opened Lefay Resort and Spa Dolomitti in Italy aims to celebrate and protect its spectacular surroundings

Francis graduated as a landscape architect in Belgium. He returned to Lebanon in 1993
"I believe gardens are where the soul rests"

With a focus on desert landscapes and collaborations with Zaha Hadid and OMA, the principal of Francis Landscapes has a deep belief in the power of nature

Manuelle Gautrand
"The cities where you have good cultural buildings and facilities – it’s a way for people to mix, to share the city in a much deeper way"

The French architect and winner of the 2017 European Prize for Architecture tells us why she is determined to surprise

cladkit product news
Metalline transforms London hotel with bespoke aluminium fins
The aluminium fins will form the façade of the upcoming Minories Hotel in Aldgate, London
Lauren Heath-Jones
Metalline, an architectural metalwork specialist based in the UK, has created a range of bespoke 3D twisted metal fins for ...
Painting with Light pushes boundaries to create unforgettable visual concepts
The team combines lighting, video, sound and special effects, with scenic and architectural elements, to create unforgettable visual experiences
Megan Whitby
Belgium-based light and video design studio, Painting with Light, will translate the story of your location into a visual experience, ...
Matteo Thun grows Allaperto collection with new suspended outdoor armchair
Megan Whitby
Allaperto, the lounge collection spawned by the partnership between design studios, Matteo Thun, Ethimo and Antonio Rodriguez, has been expanded ...
cladkit product news
XTU concept imagines life in the clouds
XTU's X Cloud concept is part of the Future and the Arts: AI, Robotic, Cities, Life - How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow exhibition at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo
Lauren Heath-Jones
XTU Architects, a Paris-based architecture firm, has released images and renderings of X Cloud, a new concept that showcase a ...
1885 Lounge at St Mary's Stadium celebrates Southampton FC's history
Rainbow Design worked closely with KSS Architects to ensure the furniture matched the design vision
Lauren Heath-Jones
KSS Architects has partnered with Rainbow Design, a London-based furniture supplier, to create the 1885 Lounge at St Mary's Stadium, ...
Ritz Carlton co-founder joins Frontline Summit 2020 as keynote speaker
Hospitality veteran and Ritz Carlton co-founder, Horst Schulze, who brings more than 65 years’ experience to the table, has been announced as a keynote
Megan Whitby
Frontline work has never been more important and frontline workers are the largest class of workers on the planet, as ...
cladkit product news
Barr + Wray to launch space saving hammam concept
Light shines through a striking central chandelier to create a feeling of movement
Katie Barnes
Smaller footprint. Maximum theatre. Those are the two main features of a new hammam concept being developed by wet spa ...
Tom Dixon collaborates with Prolicht to launch CODE lighting range
The product has three LED light sources: Dot, Dash and Grid
Megan Whitby
British designer, Tom Dixon, and Austrian architectural lighting specialists, Prolicht, have collaborated to unveil a new lighting range. Called CODE, ...
Daniel Svahn creates furniture collection using repurposed table tops
The Goodies But Oldies collection features three pieces made from repurposed MDF table tops
Lauren Heath-Jones
Daniel Svahn, a Stockholm-based furniture designer, has created a new range of sustainable furnishings, made from recycled MDF tabletops. Svahn, ...
x
Sign up with CLAD for regular news updates