Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Sydney Opera House, Mirazozo

'Mirazozo' is a large-scale inflatable sculpture temporarily located on the Sydney Opera House forecourt for the Festival of Sydney. Created by Architects of Air and described as a luminarium, it is constructed of translucent vinyl and features a maze of winding tunnels and cavernous domes. The atmosphere inside alters according to the changing weather and light outside, with vivid reflections of colour across the curved walls transforming faces and clothing of visitors.

26 comments:

  1. So, can Joe Public walk through this sculpture? Has a very Japanese anime look to it.

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  2. I would love to go and bounce on that. Are they strong even for me? LOL

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  3. Is that part of the Festival. Strange looking thing? Did you go through?

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  5. Strange shapes that compliment the Opera House. Did you see Menton Daily Photo yesterday, you and Jilly had very similar but different posts.

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  6. What a weird looking installation. I hope you got to walk through it!

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  7. Julie, it's open to the public but strictly 'user pays'. It was $10 or $8.50 for groups of 4 or more.

    Ann, you don't bounce, you walk through it. Check out their website to see how it looks inside.

    Ann, I didn't go through because I was there at lunchtime and there was quite a queue but after seeing their website I think I should.

    Mark, thanks for letting me know.

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  8. The opera house is, of course, one of my favorite places and how delightful and colorful these are! I love them! Great shots as always, Jim! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

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  9. Your city's art installations never cease to amaze me.

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  10. Well, it is interesting, I suppose. I love the public art in Sydney. For every one that I love, I guess there have to be some I am lukewarm about.

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  11. Very bouncy. My nephews would think they were the latest in jumping castles. Great shot.

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  12. Of course, to get the full effect of the changing atmosphere inside, one must return several times!

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  13. I think the concept is very cool and your shots are great, Jim... but I am baffled by the words: "inflatable sculpture" (defined as the art or practice of shaping figures or designs in the round or in relief, as by chiseling marble, modeling clay, or casting in metal)... and I agree with Julie about it having a Japanese anime look.

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  14. Wonderful shots. I love this design...looks really creative.



    My entry is here

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  15. What an intriguing structure and I would love to see this. Thanks for the link also.

    Genie

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  16. Francisca and Julie, the name Mirazozo sounds quite Japanese so there may be an anime connection.

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  17. It would be fun to explore this. It is interesting that the shapes somewhat echo the shape of the Opera house.

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  18. Very cool. Love all those shapes and shades of gray. Do you ever get cloudy skies!!??

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  19. Linnea, we never get grey skies in Sydney. ;) We do get a lot of sunny days here. I just don't often go out taking photos when it's overcast.

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  20. Fantastic! The top shot is brilliant, great job.

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  21. Interesting sculpture and great photos!

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