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THE LIGHT ORIGAMI INSTALLATION BY MASAKAZU SHIRANE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Visitors attending this year’s Vivid Sydney festival were able to experience what standing inside a giant kaleidoscope feels like, courtesy of Masakazu Shirane. The Japanese spatial designer installed Light Origami, a giant spiky dome with a 3D kaleidoscope inside, right on the street. The musical space featured mirrored panels inside which reflected psychedelic designs according to people’s movements and clothing patterns and colors.

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Crafted from more than 320 reflective aluminum composite panels, the dome offered an opportunity for visitors to re-imagine their own reality mediated by a sense of wonder. This way they weren’t mere spectators, but became co-creators as they played with the all-around reflections by dancing and dressing brightly for the occasion.

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