Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Northern Lights: Adelaide cartoonified!

The Northern Lights show of the Adelaide Festival this year has been one of the most brilliant and striking features. Any day I catch the train after 9:30 this is what I am seeing walking along North Terrace. Last week we took time to sit still and contemplate each projection and, frankly, I never paid such close attention to the architecture of these buildings even though I see them every day. The show was meant to finish on the weekend, but apparently it's been extended by two weeks so if you're in Adelaide for Easter or are already here and just don't get into the city after dark much, make sure to check it out!

I have a heap of photos of the buildings on my phone, but lost the cable to transfer (phone cameras are such a pain) so I'm using other much better photos by other Adelaideans out there to illustrate...

This neon version of Elder Hall is my favourite. For a place many will associate with memories of uni exams this one transported me into a cartoon world! (images courtesy of Hanna)

'Electric Canvas', Elder Hall
'Electric Canvas', Elder Hall
One of the projections on to the Art Gallery (image courtesy of waterl00; click for larger)

'Electric Canvas', Art Gallery of South Australia
A Vegas-inspired projection on to the Mitchell building of Adelaide Uni (images courtesy of Roving Rob)

'Electric Canvas', Mitchell Building, Adelaide University
'Electric Canvas', Mitchell Building, Adelaide University
A very colourful version of the State Library facade (image courtesy of Hanna)

'Electric Canvas', State Library of South Australia
Thank you Adelaide Festival organisers and artists. In a month of Fringey, artsy, comedic goodness, this has been the icing on the cake!

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Blogger Sarah said...

Wow, very pretty!

March 19, 2008 7:28 pm  
Blogger Andy said...

I love how one Wall of the building is so colorful, and the rest of the building is in darkness.


March 20, 2008 4:19 pm  
Blogger Lisa said...

Not with all of them...

I think it was the state library facade had the projection facing the corners at 45 degrees so the image wrapped all the way round.

Anyway check it out!

March 20, 2008 4:45 pm  
Blogger Colin Campbell said...

Very nice. I heard a lot about this, but never did see any photographs. Very nice.

April 20, 2008 7:38 pm  
Anonymous Cruise Ferries said...

Nice post! i like it , so interesting...Thank you for sharing it.

November 16, 2010 2:06 am  

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