OCEAN is one of the most beautiful exhibits that we’ve ever created driven by the story idea that the audience would be transported to the four most extreme points of the vast Australian coastline - walking around and under the screen, circling the coastline and diving under the waves that surround the country.
This simple idea crafted the show and won not just a BIE award (our second for Australia) but also nabbed the EXHIBITOR EXPO award for creative media.
This is an experience that owes as much to art as it does to a traditional World Expo audio-visual.
The screen is a representation of a dynamic ocean surface, The media was captured using a mix of techniques including motion controlled astral time-lapse photography. We travelled to the four furthest points of the Australian Continent to film locations in a way that had never been shown to an audience before...
Here’s what EXHIBITOR MAGAZINE had to say when they saw the show for the first time...
'Almost 50 years ago, Michelangelo’s “Pieta” made a tsunami-size splash at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. Bathed in a stark-white light against a blue backdrop and protected by seven bullet-proof Plexiglas shields, the masterpiece by the genius sculptor and painter held the 27 million who saw it in reverent awe while standing on a conveyor belt. I know because I was there. Tonight I felt that same rush again at Australia’s pavilion... It was as hypnotic as the sound of the didgeridoo and rendered Australia as so much more than a place to toss another shrimp on the barbie.' Charles Pappas, senior writer EXHIBITOR Magazine.