This instant party is one of Bufalino’s many quirky installations, often putting a twist on ordinary objects so that they become quite extraordinary. Past projects include variations of a soccer/football field, and inserting working aquariums into phone boxes. This particular installation was his way of creating a unique source of illumination for the festival, while ensuring the work encourages participation from the viewers.
As light and sound is cast over the street and people alike, viewers are able to really immerse themselves in the experience. By engaging with the installation, the people actually become part of the spectacle; gathering crowds add to the sense of ‘party’ and activation, as was the intention of this good humoured artist. His approach to the festival brief makes for a particularly successful work- one that was no doubt a program favourite. A fine example of urban activation- simple, fun and effective.