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Published On: November 18, 2013

..." Senior designer Sydney Bouaniche burns the midnight oil by putting the finishing touches to the lighting design.The Electric Canvas team of five designers have spend over 1000 hours in 2D and 3D modelling programs to create the final animations that will be projected onto Customs House".

Herald sun & The Australian



The Electric canvas 15 Jan 2013

Sydney Bouaniche - Projectionist and Designer

Sydney has been a lighting and projection designer working across the music, dance, theatre, film, and event disciplines for almost 25 years. He began his career in France and it was while touring with the Philippe Genty Company that he came to Australia. Sydney has been a guest lecturer at NIDA and Bathurst University. As part of our art department Sydney's technical knowledge and understanding of projection adds a layer of depth to his design approach and he brings a rich skills base to the team.



Kate Champion’s About Face

(The Studio, Sydney Opera House, June 5 -16, see Erin Brannigan's review)

"...On the screen above a survelliance camera caught Champion at the door of her apartment—trying to gain access to herself. Brigid Kitchen’s film and Sydney Bouaniche’s lighting gave About Face increasing cohesion. In scale and focus they struck the perfect balance between live and virtual bodies."

RealTime issue #44 Aug-Sept 2001 pg. 32



Tenebrae 1+2

Tenebrae 1 + 2 was a major collaborative undertaking by The Song Company and Force Majeure, a bold and innovative cross-artform work for the 21st century, yet based on one of the greatest and most modern musical trilogies of Western art. An epic tale of Christ’s betrayal, death and burial paralleled by the events of betrayal, murder and grand remorse of the composer Gesualdo.


“...immaculate sylishness, in a genuinely innovative collaboration of austere strangeness.”
Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald (Tenebrae 1)


"...Although last year’s creation was a triumph of innovation, this year’s surpassed it for its unified cohesiveness. These performances provide the benchmark for artistic collaboration and deserve wide exposure.”
Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald (Tenebrae 2)




The Bland Project

Directed by Alan Schacher.

"...Sydney Bouaniche’s Lighting Design is marvellous for its complexity and sheer skill in creating Beauty in and around all the Video needs. There is much to be admired here both aesthetically and pragmatically..."

Kevin Jackson's Theatre Reviews


"...The patternings of images and their tonal texturing are bracingly pleasurable, with Sydney Bouaniche’s swathes of light subtly transforming the space and in perfect balance with the projections."

Keith Gallash, Real Time.

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