Inspired by the famous Hindu Festival of Colours, Holi is an interactive artwork, created by Ocubo Atelier, that gives you the opportunity to spread joy...

Holi

Location:

The Rocks
2000 NSW
Australia

Price:
Free
Holi
Holi

Event Details

Artist:
Nuno Maya (Portugal)

Collaborators:
Ana Matias (Portugal) / Rui Gato (Portugal) / Carlos Carvalho (Portugal)

Inspired by the famous Hindu Festival of Colours, Holi is an interactive artwork, created by Ocubo Atelier, that gives you the opportunity to spread joy and radiance through your gestures. Standing at a safe distance from one another, the shapes and patterns you make trigger motion sensors that shower millions of digital light particles through the air in an explosion of life and colour.

Traditionally, Phalguna – the Festival of Colours – is a celebration of Spring, fertility and of new beginnings. In its earliest days, Indian people covered themselves and each other in ashes. Over time, vibrant pigments replaced ashes, each with their own significance. Green refers to harmony, orange is for optimism, blue is for vitality and red is linked to love and joy.

In this spirit, Ocubo Atelier channels a beautiful tradition into an interactive artwork that captures our collective rhythms to create visual poetry expressing love, hope and unity. Accompanied by an original soundtrack, Holi appeals to visitors of all ages and creeds by creating an authentic and inclusive atmosphere of fun, freedom, forgiving and forgetting.

Based in Agualva-Cacém, Portugal, Ocubo Atelier is a highly skilled international studio that conceives artistic experiences using light and technology. Their work ranges from 3D mapped light projections and immersive light shows to ingenious installations. They have exhibited throughout Portugal and all over the world from Finland to the United Arab Emirates, Slovenia to Singapore, Macao to Melbourne and now Vivid Sydney.

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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.
  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.