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Sydney Opera House in a new light

August 29, 2010

The Sydney Opera House is already one of the world’s most recognizable buildings. An iconic edifice that instantly says Brand Sydney and Brand Australia! And what better way to present it in a new light than through a son et lumière (sound and light) show.

For the city’s second annual winter celebration, Vivid Sydney tapped the immensely talented and ultra creative performance artist Laurie Anderson to transform the famed Sydney Opera House. “Lighting The Sails” does just that, turning the shell-like rooftops into a slideshow of vibrant images, projecting everything from leopard-print patterns to hair.

While the project is something of a departure for an artist more widely-known for her experimental instruments and avant-garde song writing, Anderson curated this year’s entire program along with longtime companion Lou Reed – following their contemporary, musician Brian Eno who helmed the event last year.

Inspiration: Cool Hunting & Inhabitat

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