...On rushed the yellow flood, crashing, and dashing and hurling Timber and logs and posts in the whirl of the foaming deep... – from After the...

Torrent

Location:

The Rocks
2000 NSW
Australia

Price:
Free
Vivid Sydney 2019 - Torrent
Vivid Sydney 2019 - Torrent

Event Details

Artist:
mcdermott baxter (Australia)

...On rushed the yellow flood, crashing, and dashing and hurling
Timber and logs and posts in the whirl of the foaming deep...
– from After the Flood by Dora Wilcox

Torrent marks the rise of extreme worldwide weather events, something we are familiar with in Australia with our droughts, bushfires and flooding rains. Even in Sydney, a Southerly Buster can create flash floods where gutters are full of rushing debris.

Torrent is made from curved eucalypt branches mounted in a swirling pattern reminiscent of the flow of the rushing floodwater. The installation is illuminated by colour changing LED lighting and emphasises the beauty, dynamism and danger of the natural environment.

Country represented by installation: Australia

Personalise Vivid

Favourite events to My Vivid to tailor your visit. Sign up or Log in