Spinifex collaborated with award-winning artist Claudia Nicholson to create "Let Me Down", an immersive projection-mapped experience that transformed the façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art for Vivid Sydney 2019.
“Let Me Down” is an animated cycle of creation, destruction and regeneration, accompanied by music from Adelaide-based producer Lonelyspeck. The result is a romantic homage to Colombia and the rich cultural traditions Nicholson engages with through her work, remixing them with pop culture references and brand identities to explore her complex transnational heritage.
The commissioned piece adapts four of Nicholson’s artworks, three ‘sawdust carpets’ known as ‘alfombras de aserrín’ and a floral arrangement known as a ‘silleta’. In honour of traditional processional sawdust carpets, Nicholson’s large-scale, brightly coloured and ephemeral ‘alfombras de aserrín’ are disrupted and reconfigured through dance. The ‘silleta’ draws inspiration from the Medellin flower festival in which large flower arrangements are carried on the backs of participants.
“Let Me Down” is a celebration of collective identity, tradition and new forms of expression.
Spinifex has worked with Destination NSW and leading artists to create groundbreaking projections for Vivid Sydney for the past nine years.
Photos: Destination NSW