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16° & PARTLY CLOUDY ON SATURDAY 29 FEBRUARY IN MELBOURNE
By Sarah Ward
February 08, 2020
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DayDream

Step inside this pop-up installation for 90 seconds of immersive light and sound.
By Sarah Ward
February 08, 2020
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Everything is looking bright at The Strand Melbourne, at least for the next month. Until Friday, March 6, the Elizabeth Street shopping centre is home to a dazzling new pop-up installation called DayDream — and multi-coloured flashing lights are a very big part of the 90-second experience.

In total, the installation boasts more than 20,000 individual lights across its walls and ceiling, including a chandelier with 6000 miniature lightbulbs. To take in DayDream's vivid sights — and the ambient soundscape that goes with them — visitors walk through a dark archway, get cosy on a bean bag and wait for the door to close. Then, you simply sit and watch as the artwork does its thing for a minute and a half.

The work of creative director Philip Bucknell and visual artist Jobe Williams, DayDream is designed to give shoppers a mindfulness break, all by digitally interpreting the known and unknown parts of the universe. Each week, it'll present a different theme — starting with 'End of the Rainbow', then heading 'Into the Wild', journeying into 'Deep Space' next and finally celebrating 'Summer Solstice'.

Free to enter, DayDream is open from Tuesday–Saurday from 11am–3pm.

Images: Tiny Disco.

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