From the Sydney Opera House to the Museum of Contemporary Arts, Sydney was awash with amazing lights and sounds. A record crowd attended braving the rain which at time was torrential. It was all good fun and The Milky Way attracted its fair share of attention with people coming all the way from France to admire it!
The Milky Way is under construction in a - secret - warehouse in Ultimo.
The 300 crates have been prepared for the hanging cables, the LED strips supplied by Opal Lighting are being wired up (after a memorable soldering lesson on Wednesday night: you can see Thomas trying his hand to it under the my watchful eye and Jason fiddling around with the control gear...)
The last two nights were dedicated to - successfully - implement the DALI ESN module from LUTRON kindly supplied by Convergent Technologies. So we can expect about 80 crates to be ready and functional by the end of the week-end! Great team work!
The Milky Way light installation at Vivid 2013
The website for this amazing project is now live at http://www.themilkywayvivid.com
Go and have a look and discover the team, the project genesis and get the latest news from "The Milk Bar" blog. Fascinating!
And obviously we expect to see you in Kendall Lane from the 24th of May and up until June 10th.
A collective of young, emerging architects and designers create their VIVID Festival installation, The Milky Way. The humble milk crate's importance and use throughout the ages as a practical container is used to create an expression of art, thought and experimentation, communicated through this motion-lit sculpture suspended by steel wire cables.
Milk crates a part of our culture as much as the automobile or the iPhone, but somehow they have become insignificant to our consciousness, consistent with most things humans lack interaction in.
The purpose of the entry is to illuminate Kendle Lane and provide a spatial experience to the public with the neglected milk crate
The Sculpture is to be set suspended through the public alley, distributed by geometric pattern design and integrated with motion sensor lighting which will provide a unique interaction with the general public.
Archinterface is proud to be involved with Opal Lighting, Convergent Technologies/Lutron and the help of Vossloh Schwabe supplying the LED lighting strips, the control gear and the control system for this amazing lighting sculpture
Vivid runs between 24th of May - 10th of June
Jean-Marie LIERE has spent all his professional life in consultative selling,