Switch Media are excited to announce that we are sponsoring an installation at this year’s multi-award-winning festival of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney 2019.
The installation, The Light Teleportal, consists of two spire-like ‘gateways’ located a short distance away from each other that allow two-way communication via video and light technology, activated by body motion. The installation uses a custom-developed software platform called Magic Portal to orchestrate the light, sound and video effects.
A brief description of The Light Teleportal and how to interact with it is below:
“Stand before one of the two gateways and be transported to a place where communication is borne of light and motion. Wave an arm, raise a leg or turn your head and reveal ancient cryptic symbols. Collaborate to successfully activate both portals at once, and sync communication in an immersive visual experience. With each successful interaction, you are one step closer to unlocking the ancient secrets of these mysterious portals.”
The Light Teleportal was conceptualised by Sydney artist and Switch Media Applications Team Lead Fergal Hanley, who exhibited his holographic installation the Harbour Watchman at Vivid Light 2017. This year’s project co-collaborators are Colin Hendry (sound and light) and Kevin Staunton-Lambert (video), both Senior Solution Architects and Engineers at Switch Media.
The team is fully supported by Switch Media, including project management, marketing and other resources where needed.
The Light Teleportal will be located at Mrs Macquarie’s Rd, Sydney NSW 2000.
Stay tuned for more news – we will be sharing additional details over the course of the project.
See you at Vivid Sydney 2019!
About Vivid Sydney:
Vivid Sydney is a 23-day festival of light, music and ideas that will run from 24 May to 15 June 2019. Vivid Sydney features many of the world’s most important creative industry forums, a mesmerising free public exhibition of outdoor lighting sculptures and installations and a cutting-edge contemporary music program.
Vivid Sydney is where art, technology and commerce intersect.
Vivid Light transforms Sydney into a wonderland of light art sculptures, innovative light installations and grand-scale projections for all to enjoy – for free. It is a magical celebration of light-design excellence and the world’s largest outdoor art-gallery.
Vivid Light engages lighting artists, designers and manufacturers from around Australia and the world to illuminate interpret and transform Sydney’s urban spaces through their creative vision.
Vivid Music showcases some of the best Australian and international acts at iconic Sydney venues and intimate bars and clubs.
Vivid Ideas is where you can explore fresh thinking across tech, design and culture.