Universal Everything
Sydney Opera House

✎ Sydney Opera House : Living Mural

A collaborative architectural projection

Universal Everything collaborated with over 20 animation studios from around the world on this animation project, creating a living mural on the Sydney Opera House.

While embracing emerging technologies, Universal Everything’s process always starts from drawing. The traditional, hand-drawn cell animation techniques seen in this film are akin to the early pioneers of animation Len Lye, Norman McLaren and Walt Disney.

This film could have existed in 1920, though Universal Everything gives it a 21st-century twist – bringing in influences from global pop culture, modernist graphics and physics simulations. The resulting collaborative architectural projection is a playful exploration of one of the world’s most iconic buildings.


Creative Director: Matt Pyke
Animation Director: Chris Perry
Sound Designer: Simon Pyke / Freefarm
Producer: Greg Povey
On-Site Producer: Mic Gruchy

Commissioned by Sydney Opera House for VIVID 2015

Animation Sequences :

01, Block: Universal Everything
02, Burst: Patch d. Keyes
03, Fill: Drew Tyndell
04, Chase: Tymote
05, Multiply: Nicolas Ménard
06, Climb: Parallel Teeth
07, Rise: KClogg
08, Twist: Matt Scharenboich
09, Wind: Váscolo
10, Swarm: Universal Everything
11, Calm: Zutto
12, Float: Cindy Suen
13, Power: Masanobu Hiraoka
14, Slide: Ori Toor
15, Spin: Ori Toor
16, Wave: Váscolo
17, Construct: DXMIQ
18, Growth: DXMIQ
19, Flow: Ruff Mercy
20, Scatter: Caleb Wood
21, Shrink: Bee Grandinetti
22, Noise: Takcom
23, Attack: MixCode
24, Boom: nöbl
25, Bounce: Matt Abbiss
26, Ricochet: Matt Frodsham
27, Splash: Guille Comin
28, Bang: Universal Everything
29, Embrace: Matt Frodsham
30, Melt: Caleb Wood
31, Stripe: Matt Abbiss

Download the full soundtrack by Freefarm


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