As we enter an age of renewably-powered, driverless automobiles, the question arises: what do we do with the estimated 1.5 billion cars in the world today? Imagine...

Robot SPACELand

Location:

201 Sussex St
2000 NSW
Australia

Robot SPACELand
Image. On the waters of Cockle Bay a towering robot builds itself from crushed cars, then finds other ways to recycle the old vehicles. On islands in the bay other robots use industrial waste to create useful structures, environments and even plants. Their work is accompanied by a light and water show.Robot SPACELand

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Artists:
xyz dimensions (Australia) / Peewee Ferris (Australia)

As we enter an age of renewably-powered, driverless automobiles, the question arises: what do we do with the estimated 1.5 billion cars in the world today?

Imagine a not-too-distant future where a new civilisation rises from our post-industrial debris. Over at Cockle Bay, mind-boggling electro-automotive super-bots have been sent to sow the seeds of a brighter, greener tomorrow.

Epic in scale, Robot SPACELand takes over Darling Harbour. Its centrepiece is a 16m tall mechatronic unit called Ecobot whose primary purpose is to save Earth from extinction and advance a sustainable existence. After assembling itself from crushed cars, Ecobot continues its endless duties crushing and processing old vehicles to extract precious metals and form the building blocks of a new society.

Under Ecobot’s leadership is a band of sentient robots busy repurposing recycled cars and industrial junk into Tree 1.0 to generate alternative landscapes of organic beauty from the wasteland.

The rugged all-terrain TerraScorp terraforms habitable havens. This construction bot remodels compromised environments and plants nutrient-rich seedlings to nurture new life.

Truth Seeker turns its eyes to the skies, raking the galaxies for intelligence that will help preserve our planet – and us.

On Evolution Island, worker bots labour ceaselessly to convert any remaining industrial waste into lush foliage and atmosphere-replenishing rainforest flora. Help them succeed in their mission to restore the Earth.

Enjoy the amazing fireworks display above Cockle Bay every Friday and Saturday night during Vivid Sydney, plus the Sunday of the long weekend.

Shows begin at 7:40pm and 9:00pm on the following dates.

Day Show Times
Friday, 24 May 7:40pm, 9:00pm
Saturday, 25 May 7:40pm, 9:00pm
Friday, 31 May 7:40pm, 9:00pm
Saturday, 1 June 7:40pm, 9:00pm
Friday, 7 June 7:40pm, 9:00pm
Saturday, 8 June 7:40pm, 9:00pm
Sunday, 9 June 7:40pm, 9:00pm
Friday, 14 June 7:40pm, 9:00pm
Saturday, 15 June 7:40pm, 9:00pm

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

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