By Robin Fox
Presented by Melbourne Fringe
Melbourne Fringe 2016 culminates with another major illumination event by Robin Fox, White Beam. Hovering tantalisingly out of reach above Prahran’s Grattan Gardens, this static horizontal beam of focused white light will shimmer and glow with life as it forges a path across the sky. Backed by an electronic soundtrack and swathed in mist, the beam will be an extraordinary thing to behold before it pulses and builds to a crescendo 15-minute performance each hour.
Too much of our life is spent looking down, our gaze lost in the rabbit hole of handheld media. Highlighting how we interact in public spaces, White Beam encourages us to look up, to look around, to make a real social connection with other people and revel in a community unified by light.
Thursday 29 Sept — Sunday 2 Oct
Thursday - Saturday: Dusk – 10pm
Sunday: 7.30pm - 10pm
Grattan Gardens, Greville Street, Prahran
Photo credit: Nick Roux