32 Hundred Lighting: Iain Reed (Australia)
Dreamscape including The Bridge is the world’s largest interactive lighting display. It links the entire Quay precinct from the Sydney Opera House to the Sydney Harbour Bridge into one cohesive canvas of light.
This expansive and dynamic installation enhances buildings around Circular Quay with colour and texture; sets up a one-kilometre ‘line of light’ along the Cahill Expressway and beams 25 brilliant ‘fingers of light’ into the night sky from the roof of the Overseas Passenger Terminal. The installation is a collaboration between lighting artist Iain Reed and event production company 32 Hundred Lighting. Key features of the installation are its accessibility and interactivity, enabling participants to control the colour, texture and pattern of lighting along the entire precinct.
The control hub for the installation is located in a perspex dome at Circular Quay and uses an extraordinary purpose-built 3D interactive model of the city skyline; participants simply touch the model to change the colours and patterns across the canvas of the buildings before them or to add their own sparkle to the eastern face of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This beautiful and inspiring interactive model provides an exciting level of performance to the event, with the resulting display shared by viewers watching from vantage points around the harbour.
During last year’s Vivid Sydney festival, 32 Hundred Lighting achieved a Guinness World Record with its quayside installation Dress Circle, setting the benchmark for large-scale interactive lighting installations. In 2017 the company is smashing its own world record, by adding the one-kilometre lighting of the Cahill Expressway and seamlessly integrating The Bridge installation. Dreamscape is further enhanced by innovative use of the latest eco-friendly technology, adding exceptionally bright light levels and exquisite colours.
Country represented by installation: Australia