Everyone can be a Bubble Magician. Blow gently into the mouthpiece and scenes of childhood dreams appear in reality. Sensing your breath, countless...

Bubble Magician

Location:

The Rocks
2000 NSW
Australia

Image. A forest of slender poles topped with spheres of various sizes covers a platform shaped like a table tennis bat. When visitors blow into a mouthpiece at the platform’s narrow ‘handle’ end, the ‘bubbles’ light up and seem to drift upwards, colours and distance changing with the force of the breath. Bubble Magician
Image. A forest of slender poles topped with spheres of various sizes covers a platform shaped like a table tennis bat. When visitors blow into a mouthpiece at the platform’s narrow ‘handle’ end, the ‘bubbles’ light up and seem to drift upwards, colours and distance changing with the force of the breath. Bubble Magician

Event Details

Artists:
Guangzhou Dance with Light Media Co., Ltd: Lu Yang (China) / Yang Liu (China)

Everyone can be a Bubble Magician. Blow gently into the mouthpiece and scenes of childhood dreams appear in reality. Sensing your breath, countless pink bubbles gradually light up and drift into the sky. It’s as if each one is infused with an ounce of the soul of its bubble blower. 

The installation is 8 meters long, 4 meters wide and 3.5 meters high. The main body is composed of hundreds of opaque polyethylene bubble balls of seven sizes. Stainless steel support rods and metal brackets seemingly float the pink hued bubbles in the air.

This delicate and whimsical work by light artists Lu Yang and Yang Liu has timeless, universal appeal. Data collected from audio sensors – including the vibration, volume and frequency of each blow – is converted into dynamic visual effects. Randomly generated by algorithms play out in real time, providing the audience with a new viewing experience with each breath.

 

Country represented by installation: China

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.

Sponsors

Dance with Light
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