Digital Canvas: The Star Sydney
We completed a world-first permanent immersive experience – which is part-light, part-water, part-interactive art gallery.
The immersive experience stems from a 25m, 8k resolution, interactive digital canvas. Curated to the human rhythm, the canvas expresses Sydney’s light and movement through the digital artworks of local and international artists, animators and cinematographers.
As an integrated extension of the digital canvas, shifting light images flow through the ceiling, wall and water elements of the space, expanding the visual content beyond the canvas into the entire two-storey foyer. A 13m-tall cylindrical, programmable artwork of falling water cascades in multiple forms down through the centre of the space, becoming a gracefully moving canvas for light, laser and projections.
The installation adapts its content between states of ambience, spectacle and interactivity, according to the time of day. In addition, an ongoing curated program ensures visitors to The Star can experience the works of local and international artists.
“I was inspired to create a digital artwork that was embedded within the architecture of the space, by connecting elements and visualising the whole environment working in sync as one, for the purpose of integrating and enriching the human experience.” – Bruce Ramus