Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Power Plant at the Chinese Garden

The hubby and I headed into the City yesterday evening after I finished work to check out the Power Plant exhibition at the Chinese Gardens. Power Plant which is part of the Sydney Festival, is a playful and enchanting Festival experience for all ages, Power Plant transforms Sydney’s tranquil Chinese Garden at Darling Harbour into an enticing nocturnal world of sound and light.

Power Plant is a collaboration between five visual and sound artists led by Mark Anderson, who specialise in site specific installations on a grand scale. Together they will animate and illuminate one of Sydney’s most serene locations through a series of spectacular installations inspired by the natural environment.

Wander along the Chinese Garden’s many paths and discover a secret, sensory and sometimes eccentric world with old gramophones spinning peculiar sounds, clicking insects casting vast moving shadows and sudden fiery explosions. As haunting whistles rise and fall, sparkling flowerbeds dance to their own tune in a dream world come to life.

Power Plant is presented in association with Ten Days on the Island and Hong Kong Arts Festival.
Originally commissioned by Oxford Contemporary Music and University of Oxford Botanic Garden.

The hubby and I both loved Power Plant it was both stunning and mesmerising and definitely worth the long queues that we didn't expect on a Tuesday night! The hubby and I both agreed that while we loved Power Plant we preferred the Chinese Garden in its normal tranquil state without the huge crowds. I got some fab shots of the exhibition however when I went to put them on my computer today all the files corrupted so I will try to fix them then post them soon (hopefully!)

If you're in Sydney check out Power Plant for yourself its on until 30th January.

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