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The 2023 edition of Wonder will see Borealis by Dan Acher illuminate the night sky and envelop the Outdoor Stage in colour, light, and sound.

Borealis will present on the lawns of HOTA’s Outdoor Stage from Fri 6-Sun 15 Oct and be complimented by additional live music and food on selected nights.

Shown all around the world, this immersive installation brings the experience of the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, to the skies of the Gold Coast.

Time slows down as eyes look up to form the celestial phenomenon that has attributed to countless legends throughout the ages. As captivating as it is disturbing, Dan Acher’s Borealis is about our ancestral communion with nature and our more recent compulsion to control it. It’s about inspiring shared emotions in the centre of a city by creating something magical – something that shouldn’t naturally be there.

Borealis is as much a work of art as it is a technological performance. Variations in movement, colour and density of the light beams, together with changing weather conditions, give infinite variations of the work. A unique aurora is created each time, all underscored by a musical composition by Guillaume Desbois in a haunting and beautiful dance of light and sound.

Wonder, HOTA (image supplied)
Wonder, HOTA (image supplied)
Wonder, HOTA (image supplied)
Wonder, HOTA (image supplied)
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