Like a futuristic Stonehenge, Specularity offers a unique visual experience that plays with one’s perception of space and time. In their Vivid Light...

Specularity

Location:

Bennelong Point
2000 NSW
Australia

Image. 24 mirrored pillars stand in two concentric circles around a transparent infinity cube which has interior and exterior sides, all edged with coloured light bars. The cube’s changing colours play  across the pillars’ reflective surfaces, creating dynamic patterns of colour and light.Specularity - Vivid Light 2019

Event Details

Artists:
John Fish: James Hebblethwaite (South Africa) / Chris Conole (Australia) / Kristian Laemmle-Ruff (Australia)

Like a futuristic Stonehenge, Specularity offers a unique visual experience that plays with one’s perception of space and time. In their Vivid Light debut, creative studio John Fish has created a walk-through installation in which the audience becomes part of the artwork. Reminiscent of ancient observatory structures such as Wurdi Youang on Wathaurong Country, this sculptural piece consists of two concentric circles of twelve mirrored pillars representing the months of the year and the hours of the day. In the centre, a large infinity cube, shimmering with mesmerising colour and depth, acts as ‘sun-like’ focal point. This light sculpture changes dramatically from day to night, reflecting both the beautiful surrounds of Sydney Harbour and festival attendees.

Specularity encourages both young and old to consider complex interlinking life cycles found in our natural world and to reflect on how we exist within these systems. 

 

Country represented by installation: Australia

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

John Fish