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Jan 2016
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Art & Inspiration
The Ephemeral City
Sydney-Festival-2016

The cardboard buildings before they were demolished yesterday

This interactive city would have to be the equivalent, in a way, of Sacrilege from 2014’s Sydney Festival. It was interactive and it was fun.

To build this cardboard metropolis involved an artist and anyone who wanted to participate throughout the duration of Sydney Festival 2016. People of all ages were invited to build really tall buildings using boxes and packaging tape with guidance from French installation artist, Olivier Grossetête. And on Australia Day, destroy them as a communal activity as well.

A good read about the preparations and intention for this wonderful installation is available here.

Meanwhile, here are more photos of the city before the buildings were taken apart.

 

Sydney-Ephemeral-city

The forms were quite impressive

Detailed-buildings

Buildings had curves and details and were not just boxy types

Ephemeral-city

The tapes were used to join card boards and as decoration

Without-pens-and-paints

3D art ingeniously made out of tape abound

Faces

One of the taller buildings

dome

The construction of the towers were impressive

Ephemeral-City-2

View at the far end of the temporary city


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