Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2017

Sharyn Brand’s multimedia installation transforms The Grand Caravan, into a BEACON.         

A beacon is a device to attract attention and also shine a light on potential danger.
The Grand Caravan will be transformed through light and sound into a beacon in the night. It is a lighthouse of hope and welcoming, and an instrument to light the way to seeing possibility for a new future.

With BEACON, I aim to shine a light on the history of the area through maps of what I see.   I believe that by illuminating the past and present, we may have a better sense of where we could go in the future.

The Caravan will seem to have a revolving halogen light inside, shining out of the windows like a lighthouse. This light will be interrupted by cut outs of silhouettes, like shadow puppets, within the windows. These silhouettes will be site responsive, a succession of maps of the Atherton Gardens Precinct, inspired by American artist Denis Wood.
The installation will be accompanied by a soundscape in juxtaposition to the past histories of the site. This may include news broadcast of utopian future outcomes transposed by recorded sounds of the area.

Dates and Times:

Fri 28 July

Sat 29 July

Sun 30 July

6pm - 10.30pm

Fri 21 July

Sat 22 July

Sun 23 July

6pm - 10:30pm

The Grand Caravan becomes a BEACON

The Grand Caravan becomes a BEACON