Friday, 25 May 2012 to Monday, 11 June 2012

12:00am - 12:00am

The Argyle

We're excited to be included in this year's offiical Vivid walking tour (number 32 on the map), with an amazing light sculpture on display in the main entrance of The Argyle, 'Flocking Birds' by Jon Voss. 

We've even put on a special Vivid Cocktail on so be sure to come in for a drink!

'Flocking Birds' by Jon Voss

Flocking Birds is an embodiment of form, elegance and implied freedom of flocking Starlings. The birds in their massive numbers create beautiful, fluid shapes and subsequent dark shadows in the sky. The piece seeks to replicate this through the use of many individual sculptural elements, replacing the dark shadows for brilliant warm reflected light.

The piece will consist of two hundred, 24 carat gold plated stainless steel birds hung from a cable and net rigging overhead. Each bird is contorted into individual moments within their flight and then spot lighted with narrow beam LED lighting. The resultant subtle movement caused by the wind will allow for a scattering of quivering reflected light beams around the space. The viewer is subsequently treated to a light show of warm optimism and natural elegance in this historic city location.