The “Collapse” of the Sydney Opera House Sails

Multi-award winning German design collective URBANSCREEN specializes in large-scale projection on urban surfaces. Their first great international success was “555 KUBIK – How it would be if a house was dreaming,” a brilliant media installation using the façade of the Kunsthalle Hamburg. This project quickly found its way to all major blogs and sites on the Internet and gained so much fame that it surpassed the popularity of lolcat videos for almost an hour.

This year, URBANSCREEN was commissioned to transform the sails of the iconic Sydney Opera House as part of Vivid Sydney, a festival of light, music and ideas. The truly amazing projections explore the sculptural form of the Opera House and its place as a home for music, dance and drama. The conclusion is not to be missed.

By profession, Matthias Rascher teaches English and History at a High School in northern Bavaria, Germany. In his free time he scours the web for good links and posts the best finds on Twitter.


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