Covid has taught us that there can be better ways of doing things. Sometimes, we need to snap out of our routines and find an alternate route. Playing...

Crosswalk This Way

Location:

Circular Quay
2000 NSW
Australia

Price:
Free
This is an image of the Crosswalk this Way interactive installation at Vivid Sydney
This is an image of the Crosswalk this Way interactive installation at Vivid Sydney

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.
  • Features Audio - The event features audio.
  • Interactive - This event is interactive.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

Event Details

Artists:
Empire 3D: Julian Pereira (Australia) / David Da Costa Enes (Australia)

Collaborators:
Kevin Pereira (Australia) / Jarek Grzys (Australia) / Frank Sound (Australia)

Covid has taught us that there can be better ways of doing things. Sometimes, we need to snap out of our routines and find an alternate route. Playing with this notion, the light artists have reimagined the familiar ‘don’t walk / walk’ instructions of pedestrian crosswalks to introduce new suggestions that are much more fun.

Try out these combinations:

• Wheelchair Stop / Wheelchair Go

• Walk / Run

• Stand / Dance

• Stand / Hug

• Hold Hands / Kiss

• Cry / Laugh

• Squat / Jump

• Stress / Breathe

• Wait / Dream

• Speak / Listen

The symbol sets use a call to action to tap into universal human emotions and highlight shared experiences across a diverse spectrum of people.

“Where original pedestrian crossing lights seek to create order, we seek to create a little chaos to spark interactions between strangers, to create moments of joy and laughter amongst friends, and to enliven the city for all its inhabitants. Crosswalk This Way… is an invitation to play up, have fun and be human.” – artists/designers Julian Pereira and David Da Costa Enes.

Note: No existing crosswalk lights have been changed. Instead several modified crosswalk lights are installed throughout the festival site on light poles away from any roads for safety reasons.

Country represented by installation: Australia

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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.
  • Features Audio - The event features audio.
  • Interactive - This event is interactive.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.