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Light installation captures essence and majesty of Bondi Beach at PACIFIC Bondi

The Property Addict / Luxury Lifestyle

May 18 2016

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A new art installation by acclaimed German multidisciplinary artist, Ingo Bracke, will launch at PACIFIC Bondi's stunning 6-story atrium this month as part of the landmark development's commitment to integrating the Arts into its public spaces. PACIFIC's brief to Bracke was to create a captivating nature-themed light projection to display in the atrium and on the elevator shaft wall. Entitled PACIFIC# 1 Nature, Sand, Water, the work draws inspiration from the majestic beauty and geographical features of Bondi Beach. Poetically fluctuating between figuration and abstraction, Bracke's site-specific light installation explores aquatic and earthly wonders, including images of Bondi, the beach, sand, ocean, reference's to Joseph Bank's botanical drawings and the stars of the southern hemisphere. However, just as the eye makes out a rock formation, the imagery morphs into something else. The evolving subject matter coveys the transience of nature, while also allowing hotel guests, residents, and the general public to see something new every time they walk past. A large fig tree is installed inside the atrium to compliment the work as a "Ë?living' canvas for the light projection. The tree will be lit up, imbuing it with a magical quality to create a sense of perceptual wonderment. Bracke's work joins a number of other public art offerings at PACIFIC Bondi during May, including: â?¢ A work by Yolgnu artist Gunbyi Ganambarr featuring over 800 tiles â?¢ Playful and engaging Matisse-like woodcut designs by Clement Habicht installed in the car park to provide a lively panorama for visitors and residents â?¢ Street art by Sid Tapea along Gould Street. The artworks at PACIFIC Bondi Beach represent a powerful and coherent exploration of Bondi culture and Australian identity. In addition to the major commissions outlined above, the development team is currently negotiating the acquisition of other works that will enhance visitors' experience of the prestigious building, while also connecting with the local community. PACIFIC Bondi's art installations will be unveiled to the public from May 10, 2016. Bracke's work can be viewed in the Pacific Bondi Beach Atrium from dusk until approximately 9pm every night. About Ingo Bracke Bracke is an award-winning artist with works held in both private and public collections. Exploring the sculptural potential of light through imbuing an immaterial medium with an almost magical three-dimensionality, Bracke's practice epitomises creative innovation and artistic contemporaneity. His impressive exhibition history includes a large-scale light installation Rocklights, exhibited at Vivid Sydney in 2009. Rocklights was displayed on the iconic Argyle Cut in Argyle Street, The Rocks, completely transforming underside of the tunnel. PACIFIC #1 Nature, Sand, Water is courtesy of the artist and Conny Dietzschold Gallery 20160510 - NATURE SAND WATER by Ingo Bracke - atmosphere- photo Ken Buttti(0017)

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