Madrid, April 5
Australia's biggest festival, Vivid Sydney, today announced that it will add an activation of the Wynyard Rail Tunnels to the festival program for the first time with the world premiere of Dark Spectrum.
Three years in the making and billed as an underground spectacle of what lies below, Dark Spectrum will fuse a dynamic musical soundtrack with the latest in laser, robotics, lighting and visual technology to transform Wynyard station's disused tunnels in a unique experience in a place that has never been open to the public. Creating an immersive multimedia environment, Dark Spectrum will offer Vivid Sydney attendees a visual and sound experience that will penetrate the subterranean depths of the Wynyard tunnels, transporting audiences to a new time and space. Secret passageways will light up and pulses of electronic dance music in eight rooms, each of which will represent a different human experience and associated color. Visitors will pass through rooms themed around separation, constriction, pressure, the invisible, reflection, the unknown, connection and end with a revelation. The highlight of Dark Spectrum is "Constriction", 150 "tubes" of LEDs hanging from the ceiling that form an interactive landscape of animated pixels that can be touched; "Pressure", a spectacular set of 50 arches covered in lights and mirrors that create the visual illusion of an endless tunnel; and "Interaction," an Avatar-esque environment featuring hundreds of dangling light strands interspersed with motion-responsive illuminated alien plants. Presented by Vivid Sydney, Sony Music, Mandylights and Culture Creative, Dark Spectrum will premiere at Vivid Sydney on the 26th. May and will run until July 16, before going around the world. Dark Spectrum will be an experience with a rooftop entrance in Wynyard Park, between York and Carrington streets in Sydney. The entry time will be from 12:00 to 21:15. Ticket prices vary based on date and time of visit: general admission from $35, children from $24 and families from $98."We are delighted to announce this world-first experience for Vivid Sydney 2023. Dark Spectrum fits perfectly with the theme of this year's festival, exploring the intersection between human emotions, our natural environment and the urban landscape and relics of Sydney's industrial past." "Dive below the surface of what is now one of the busiest rail lines in the city, Dark Spectrum is a truly fascinating and engaging experience for visitors to explore Sydney in a whole new way. I am excited by the idea of illuminating unknown spaces in the city," says Gill Minervini, Director of the Vivid Sydney Festival. This year, Vivid Sydney will offer the most extensive and culturally relevant program in its history when it returns from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June. The spectacular Light Walk will host the works of more than 100 light collaborators and 26 international light artists from 13 countries, with street installations, remodeling of ancient monuments, amazing projection venues and large-scale immersive experiences that will paint the landscape. urban.Vivid Sydney will take place throughout central Sydney, at venues including Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Walsh Bay, Barangaroo, King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour, Darling Quarter, Darling Square, The Goods Line, the Central Train Station, Royal Sydney Botanic Gardens, Carriageworks, Taronga Zoo and many more. For more information, Dark Spectrum tickets and full details of the Vivid Sydney 2023 programme, visit vividsydney.com. About Vivid Sydney Vivid Sydney is Australia's largest festival celebrating creativity, innovation and technology, transforming Sydney into a kaleidoscope of color and events over 23 nights. In its 13th edition in 2023, Vivid Sydney will bring together captivating performances from the world's brightest light artists, exhilarating live musical performances, in-depth discussions with thought leaders and innovative experiences from food creatives. Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the New South Wales Government's major events and tourism agency. For more information, visit vividsydney.com.
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