Vivid 2022: Bump in the Night

Bump in the Night is created by James Dive from Australia and feature a peaceful campsite, or is it?

In Sydney, things tend to go bump in the night. Perhaps it is a possum party in your roof, noisy bats eating your mulberries or a brush turkey flirting with your chickens.  

But it doesn’t stop there. Things also go bump in the day. Spiders on steering wheels, cockatoos eating windscreen wipers, and magpies chasing the postman. 

This interactive light installation draws inspiration from our daily encounters with a bold mother nature.

This artwork resembles a peaceful campsite, with muffled snores heard from within the tents. As you walk through the campground, any noise you make could wake up the campers, resulting in hand torches being waved about.

Want to be a drop bear? A Bunyip? Or just a hungry bat? You decide, be loud, and be that bump in the night.

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Posted by Chris Tham

Chris Tham is a co-founder of Visual Voyager Pty Ltd, the Principal Voigtländer Ambassador for Mainline Photographics and a Workshop Instructor for Mainline Photo Academy. She brings over 35 years of experience as a photographer to her role, starting with a Yashica rangefinder belonging to her dad, joining the Photography Club in school, and developing her own photos. More recently, Chris has been taking photos during her travels, and as a result has experienced some of the most interesting places in the world. Chris focuses on nature, street, and urban architecture subjects in her photography.