Enlightenment VIVID Opening event at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Join us for an unforgettable evening of light, conversation, story based cocktails, curated food, drinks & artisan performers, as VIVID 2018 illuminates the city for the first weekend on Saturday 26 May.

Engage every sense as together we weave a contemporary vision of enlightenment through food, art, sound & drinks to tantalise taste buds & captivate minds. Inside the Calyx with it's expansive indoor green wall and special access to the VIVID Light Walk to end the evening.


VIVID OPENING EVENT 

 

CURATED DRINKS + CANAPÉS, TASTING TABLES, PERFORMANCE, SPEAKERS + EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE VIVID LIGHT WALK. SAT 26 MAY 6.30PM - LATE

Indulge in bespoke story-led cocktails, a thematic curated food and free flowing drinks experience, evocative performance and inspiring speakers. You will be joined by Fiona Kerr, Neural and Systems Complexity Specialist exploring the wonders and possibility of our brain, Entomologist and Collaborative Memory and Intelligence Specialist Tanya Latty , Collective Mind Expert Derek Leddieand Philosopher and Writer Tim Dean.
Also enjoy exclusive access to the VIVID Light Walk to end the evening.

 
TICKETS $150
Limited spaces available.

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  Fiona Kerr   You know that invigorating feeling you get in the midst of a great conversation? The one where your brain feels like it’s charged up and flowing – well it is! Fiona Kerr will tell you how, and also why it feels like you are connecting physically with the people you are talking to – it’s because you are!   Fiona is an Industry Professor in Neural & Systems Complexity and her work explores the art and wonder of our ability to re-shape our own brain and each other’s, and even grow new brain (neurogenesis). She is fascinated by how human connection and direct engagement creates these changes with a chemical cocktail that allows us to flourish.

Fiona Kerr

You know that invigorating feeling you get in the midst of a great conversation? The one where your brain feels like it’s charged up and flowing – well it is! Fiona Kerr will tell you how, and also why it feels like you are connecting physically with the people you are talking to – it’s because you are! Fiona is an Industry Professor in Neural & Systems Complexity and her work explores the art and wonder of our ability to re-shape our own brain and each other’s, and even grow new brain (neurogenesis). She is fascinated by how human connection and direct engagement creates these changes with a chemical cocktail that allows us to flourish.

  Tanya Latty   If you’ve ever wondered whether ants are intelligent, how they all know where they’re traipsing off to everyday, or where memory might come from, Tanya Latty is your woman. Tanya is an Entomologist and specialist in individual and collaborative intelligence and collective memory. Tanya’s work has also seen her collaborate with mathematicians, technologists and thinkers to turn her insights into functional uses for our species.

Tanya Latty

If you’ve ever wondered whether ants are intelligent, how they all know where they’re traipsing off to everyday, or where memory might come from, Tanya Latty is your woman. Tanya is an Entomologist and specialist in individual and collaborative intelligence and collective memory. Tanya’s work has also seen her collaborate with mathematicians, technologists and thinkers to turn her insights into functional uses for our species.

  Derek Leddie   Derek Leddie is a Collective Mind Expert. What’s that you say? It sounds almost Orwellian, but Derek uses his powers for good, using practical and elemental techniques to help people explore their mind’s potential and the power of the pause, to move into a more mindful, present and intuitive way of being and moving through life.

Derek Leddie

Derek Leddie is a Collective Mind Expert. What’s that you say? It sounds almost Orwellian, but Derek uses his powers for good, using practical and elemental techniques to help people explore their mind’s potential and the power of the pause, to move into a more mindful, present and intuitive way of being and moving through life.

   Tim Dean   Tim Dean is the resident Philosopher at The School of Life in Sydney as well as a writer and avid explorer of all things ethics and human evolution related. Tim is as engaging as they come, spurring discussions on morality, biology and philosophy with an osmotic energy that will make you want to dive into the books and ideas yourself.

 Tim Dean

Tim Dean is the resident Philosopher at The School of Life in Sydney as well as a writer and avid explorer of all things ethics and human evolution related. Tim is as engaging as they come, spurring discussions on morality, biology and philosophy with an osmotic energy that will make you want to dive into the books and ideas yourself.

Artisan Performers
Lee Serle, Holly Durant, Samuel Harnett-Welk, Lily Paskas and Raghav Handa

Multi Media Artist + Musician & Composer
Benjamin Skepper

Artist and Maker
Anastasia La Fey

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The Essence of Enlightenment


There have been these sort of ‘popping points’ in human history, huge light bulb moments that have shifted us as a species into new ways of thinking and being. Moments where we really questioned who we are, what life means and how we should live it well, as both individuals and together. One of these moments was The Enlightenment otherwise known as ‘The Century of Lights’ – an intellectual and philosophical movement that dominated the world of ideas in the 18th century. Central to Enlightenment thought was to review and regenerate culture and society, and the means by which humans understand the universe and improve their own condition. It was an awakening and a waking up. There was a breaking down and opening up of ideas around knowledge, freedom, meaning and civic life. It sparked an explosion of revolutionary developments in art, philosophy and politics, because the idea of all people being involved in the development of our collective consciousness came to the fore.


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