Sydney swoons through the whirling world of falling in love
George Berlin’s long awaited debut of his projection mapping spectacular titled "Home" debuted May 21st and ran through June 12th as part of the Chatswood Nights Light Festival featuring public light sculpture and imagery that enthuses mind, heart, and soul.
This debut is especially triumphant and poignant after this past year’s delay while the world has retreated to the safe and nurturing shelter of our own homes. The display is a delightful dance through the whirling world of falling in love. Woven with original score from Donny Walker of Chicago’s Mind Exchange Music, it sweeps us along with evocative art and animation through budding romance building to binding lifelong love.
George’s inspiration for this piece is profoundly personal, reaching deeply through romance to the foundation of family love that inspires and sustains it. This work pirouettes with progressive call and response through initial attraction, first tentative touch, tighter circling with increasing sparks, and eventual nestling as one. The characters, their courtship dance, and final embrace portray and evoke thrill, fulfillment, inspiration, and ultimate comfort.
The story is deeply layered and stunningly thought provoking. It arouses emotions of personal romantic adventures, and evokes that sense of FINDING YOURSELF at Home not only IN love, but THROUGH love. In this sense, Home is not a place, but a state of mind, spirit, and soul.
The performance celebrates individual entities inevitably drawn together by the gravity of their complementary individual energies. The building itself blooms in dance with the pull and pulse of their growing excitement and desire. Music builds on emotions to the finale illuminating the new Home they have created together, alighting the entire building with their dance of celebration.
Also, enjoy this extended behind-the-scenes Q&A streamed live on June 11th with George and composer/music producer Donny Walker of Mind Exchange Music on how we work together weaving visuals and music as one (video below)