Monthly Archives: December 2011


Hired by the City of Sydney as the creative headliner for the 2011 New Year’s Eve celebrations, Newson arrived from London on Thursday with his wife and two young daughters in tow. They’re here to see the grandparents, and so Newson, 48, can stage one of the world’s biggest New Year’s Eve parties.

New Year’s Eve has never been ”designed” before, and there were non-negotiables to navigate. (Sydney on December 31 without fireworks on the bridge? Not likely.) He conceded it was ”quite a tight envelope” to work within, but said a surprising amount could be done creatively. A strict colour palette from his blue, violet, green and yellow endless rainbow logo, festooned on banners all over the city, will feature. And there will, he revealed, be a big countdown with numbers on the bridge before the still-secret midnight ”bridge effect”.


Architect’s folding ruler meets ‘Butoh’ Japanese dance moves, to make an adjustable lighting piece combining precision and beauty.

An adjustable lighting piece inspired by the contemporary Japanese dance ‘Butoh’ – Four elongated rays of light representing limbs and joints, creating formations of expression linking body and mind in a form of dance with light.

Irina Werning is aphotographer that loves old photos. She admit of being a nosey photographer. As soon as she steps into someone else’s house, she starts sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to her, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today… A few months ago, she started inviting people to go back to their future.