By Situation Theatre 26/05/2015
Until now the main goal for Vivid Sydney was to enter the Guinness Book of Records for “Highest June Quarter Power Bill”. All that’s changing in Vivid 2015 with the State Government teaming up with Reconciliation Australia to shed light on Indigenous injustice.
So far light lovers have marvelled at images of multicoloured blocks and different kinds of shapes. From the start of Reconciliation Week tomorrow though, people who can’t get enough of large visual projections will flock to the Opera House to be tickled by images of invasion, massacres, the spread of small pox, and the genocide of Tasmanian Aborigines.
The Museum of Contemporary Art will aptly take a more modern approach, with spectacular displays on the suspension of the Racial Discrimination Act in the Northern Territory and the reinvigoration of the Stolen Generations policy 2008-2015.
Unfortunately the projections planned for Redfern have been cancelled by developers who worry the images might offend prospective white residents.