Vivid Festival 2012
Customs House, May-June 2012
Digital Projection Content Design and Production – The Electric Canvas
Soundtrack – The Electric Canvas
Projection Overlay and Technology – The Electric Canvas
Words to go with the Vimeo upload:
The Electric Canvas presents “City Life” as part of Vivid Sydney. Using the ornate architecture of Customs House as a skeleton, an elaborate city within a city is created. As the morning sun rises, the buildings, streets, overpasses and infrastructure emerge out of Customs House, like an organism coming to life. Hundreds of people, cars, buses and trains traverse the city. Mercurial weather patterns, traffic lights flashing, horns honking, the everyday hustle and bustle.
Delving deeper into the heart of this amazing organism, the city’s inhabitants go about their daily lives. Connected and disconnected. Individual and collective. Mundane routine gives way to magic, and the city offers up unexpected and delightful surprises. Day meets night, the shadows lengthen and so the pulse, colour and mood of the city changes as it winds down.
Extraordinary things happen in this miniature city. Watch the imposing architecture of Customs House playfully transformed by The Electric Canvas through the mastery of 3D mapping and sound.