Interactive sound and light installations will be on exhibit at Northshore Hamilton in September 2021 as the iconic Brisbane Festival returns bigger and brighter than ever to chase away the blues brought by the pandemic.
Light up your September days and nights with Sky Castle, an interactive installation that is making its home at Northshore Hamilton before floating down the river on Brisbane’s Art Boat. This dreamy, interactive sound and light installation features a cluster of inflatable arches that span in colourful symphony across the public space.
Launched in Melbourne’s Fed Square in 2020 to celebrate its emergence from a third lockdown, Sky Castle already made its way in Shenzhen and in Hong Kong, evoking joy and hope with its light, colour, and music.
Meanwhile, the Airship Orchestra is a collection of inflatables representing “mystical tribe of unearthly characters beamed from the night stars.”
In full, the custom light installation showcases 16 inflatables (some up to six metres) extending over a 500 square metre area. The sound experience is its own spatial environment, immersing visitors in an arresting score written character-by-character for a full choir. The generative soundscape synced with light creates an adventure that is aesthetically dynamic both day and night.
The interactive art installation is made by Victoria-based art and technology company ENESS. Since 1997, the company has been installing artworks worldwide for signature commercial buildings; urban and cultural precincts; festivals, galleries and museums of modern art.
Both Sky Castle (15-25 Sept) and Airship Orchestra (3-12 Sept) are free to view in Hamilton, but you will need tickets for a cruise. For more information about the events, check out Brisbane Festival’s website or follow the festival’s Facebook page for updates.