Artist: Kit Webster
AXIOM breaks conventions by combining light, music, geometrics, animation and space to blur the distinction between what is 'illumination' and what is ‘form’, leading the observer to reconsider their perceptions of virtual and physical space.
Utilising cutting-edge event technologies and construction techniques in abstract and unorthodox ways, this large-scale edifice of light is designed in an abstract archway configuration. This acts as a canvas for a sequence of custom animations and lighting movements that are specifically designed to follow the contours of the sculptural form.
The work is further enhanced by an evolving synaesthetic rhythmic soundscape – where stimulation of one sense leads to a response in another – that pulses in and out of phase with a hypnotic meditative overtone, paced to the movements of light.
Standing in front of the work, viewers can see the animation interacting with the structure; however, they are also invited to wander through the sculpture to gain alternative perspectives and appreciate the distinction between the exterior aesthetic and the interior sensory experience.
THIS EVENT HAPPENS IN THE ROCKS
The Rocks is essentially the birthplace of modern Sydney. Get a sense of Sydney's past exploring The Rocks' cobbled laneways, cosy cafes and some of the oldest pubs in the country.
Around The Rocks is the best place to see the major projections and interactive installations, including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) and Cadman’s Cottage. You can become a composer and dance on piano keys, a maestro who makes the Bridge sparkle or changes the colour of the cityscape. See what else is happening in The Rocks