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Light festival transforms Sydney Opera House into psychedelic installation
Fri, May 30, 2014 at 09:00 AM
All photos: vijay chennupati/Flickr
The iconic Sydney Opera House serves as a massive canvas for a variety of 3D digital light projections in these photos captured by Flickr user Vijay Chennupati.
The projections are part of Vivid Sydney, a music and ideas festival that paints the city with psychedelic light installations every night between 6 p.m. and midnight. Running through June 9, the vibrant affair is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of people; a whopping 800,000 people came to watch last year.
The opera house installation, dubbed the "Lighting of the Sails," is spearheaded by 59 Productions, a company that is also famous for its work on London's 2012 Olympic Summer Games.
In addition to the out-of-this-world light displays, the festival also features TED-like idea sessions and a slate of musical performers, including Lauryn Hill, St. Vincent and the Pet Shop Boys.
See the opera house's many personalities in the series of photos below:
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