This is a light installation and projection that forms part of Chatswood Nights, a series of events held between 21 May to 10 July 2021 held that the Concourse in Chatswood, organised by Chatswood Culture Bites.
Artist: George Berlin, Limelight Academy Music by Donny Walker and Mind Exchange Music
Home, projected onto the sails of The Concourse, is a delightful dance through the whirling world of falling in love. Woven with an original score from Donny Walker of Chicago’s Mind Exchange Music, it sweeps us along with evocative art and animation.
This installation is the work of international award-winning artist George Berlin and his inspiration for this piece is profoundly personal, exploring the foundation of family love and what 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, fulfilment, inspiration, and ultimate comfort.
The story is deeply layered and 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.
Our true loves mirror who we actually are at our core, and doing so help us to become the best selves that we can be. It is then that we feel most sincerely at Home with ourselves, with each other, and with the world. And the more souls connected and committed in this way, in this world, the better place it is.
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