Meet Andrew Thomas Huang, the "Lighting of the Sails" artist for 2019


Ambient PR
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019


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Lighting of the Sails artist Andrew Thomas Huang to talk about the process of transforming the Opera House with his new work Austral Flora Ballet. The Chinese-American visual artist and filmmaker is best known for his work with the likes of Björk, Sigur Rós and Thom Yorke in which bodies, objects and nature morph, intertwine and dispel in hallucinogenic fantasies.

Brandon Parvini and Brandon Hirzel with the creative team at LA-based BEMO, in collaboration with director and visionary artist, Thomas Andrew Huang, relied on Maxon Cinema 4D to deliver 12-minutes of mesmerizing, grand-scale projection mapping content for the recent  Vivid Festival in Sydney, Australia. In Huang’s piece named “Austral Flora Ballet - with Soundscape by Kelsey Lu,” the 3D motion designs were projected each evening on a continuous loop throughout the celebration of light, music and creativity to illuminate the exterior of the iconic Sydney Opera House Sails.

Sydney Opera House is an Australian icon and one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world. On our channel you will find exclusive trailers, behind the scenes content and stories from beneath the sails. With over 40 shows a week at the Sydney Opera House there's something for everyone.

Lighting of the Sails will run from 24 May to 15 June from 6pm each evening as part of Vivid Sydney.


Video courtesy of The Sydney Opera House

Director: Andrew Thomas Huang

Producer: Olivia Hantken

Design and Animation: BEMO
Executive Producer: Brandon Hirzel
Design/Technical Director: Brandon Parvini

3D Modeler: Patrick Goski
3D Artist: Kenneth Robin
Compositing: William Mendoza
Post Supervisor: Dennis Shin

Music Score: Kelsey Lu

Dancer: Genna Moroni
Choreographer: Toogie Barcelo

Motion Capture: Rouge MoCap

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