I had thought that the Opera House would have been the best bit of the Vivid Festival.
But Customs House was too, too incredible. I hadn't heard anything about this before I went. So it was the thrill of the unexpected, and the thrill of discovering something that was just completely astonishing. I don't think I've ever seen a public display of art to match it.
Customs House by day:
|Ho Hum. Sydney Sandstone. Even with the Ice Bear.|
And by Vivid:
They animated extra hands on the clock, had time whizz by, and then the building crumble!
They made the building breathe!
And the columns spin!
They filled the building with water
And then drained it all out
We had a fabulous hotel room that night, and I could keep watching from our balcony!
|The amazing folks who did this.|
So Clever. So Astonishing. I wish it was like this every night. Here's a timelapse video (not mine) to give you a bit more of an idea how it was on the night. Customs House features at the end, and not for long enough. I loved it so much. Can you tell?
Saturday Snapshot, is a wonderful weekly meme from at home with books.