Inspired by childhood memories of wonder and curiosity, Beat-loon is an interactive light sculpture that beats like a heart. With all the vibrant activity...

Beat-loon

Location:

Circular Quay
2000 NSW
Australia

Beat-loon
Image. A large bunch of colourful luminous balloons hovers by the shore of Circular Quay, with the Opera House glowing in the background. A long steel rope curves from the base of the balloons When a visitor grips the rope, the balloons’ colours change and flash in response to the visitor’s heart-beat.Beat-loon render

Event Details

Artists:
Jenny (Hong Kong SAR China) / Marsha (Australia) / Andrew (Indonesia) / James (Indonesia) / Anthony (Australia) / Grace (Indonesia)

Inspired by childhood memories of wonder and curiosity, Beat-loon is an interactive light sculpture that beats like a heart. With all the vibrant activity around Circular Quay, the artists invite visitors to take a moment away from the crowds and be reunited with their childlike self. The sculpture aims to recreate a fleeting moment of innocence and wonder amidst the fast-paced world we live in.

This installation features a clutch of 16 balloons hovering above the ground. At first glance, it may appear as if the balloons are about to escape, much like the moments in our daily lives.

Beat-loon reminds us that even a small moment of fun and wonder brings so much positivity and is an essential aspect worth sharing in our lives.

Country represented by installation: Australia

Audio Description

Access and Inclusion

  • Audio described - Audio description is a service provided for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Trained audio describers give live, objective, verbal descriptions.
  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.