Vivid Festival of Light Sydney

Members of the public watch as the Sydney Opera House is illuminated during the opening night of the Vivid Sydney festival of light and sound in Australia, May 26. David Gray/Reuters

Vivid Festival, Sydney

This year, Vivid LIVE has commissioned award-winning international artists 59 Productions to create a new projected artwork for the sails of the Sydney Opera House, Vivid LIVE’s most public event. Lauded for developing ‘the most sophisticated use of film in the theatre to date’ (Metro) and creating ‘an entirely new art form’ (The Guardian), 59 Productions will now take the iconic building on a dramatic journey through time – from the birth of architecture and civilization through to the pinnacle of human and technological achievement. (X)