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Calling all caped crusaders and feline femme fatales
We interrupt your usual Weekend Notes reading with a News Flash: Gotham City, like the proverbial phoenix, will be rising from the ashes of its near destruction and re-emerging in the Sydney CBD for 2 days only this November.
Awesome 3D chalk artwork created for the theatre release in Madrid of The Dark Knight Rises.
[ADVERT]Sydneysiders will be the first fans in the world with the opportunity to purchase the final chapter of the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy on DVD and Double Play. To mark this occasion the Dark Knight will indeed rise as the ground floor of The Galeries is transformed into a dystopian Gotham City by world renowned 3D chalk artists, Joe Hill and Max Lowry.
You're invited to come as your favourite caped crusader or feline femme fatale and have your photo taken against the backdrop of this 4.5 metre X 4.5 metre post-apocalyptic panaroma. And it won't cost you a cent. Those of you who, like me, suffer from vertigo might want to think twice before taking the photographic plunge.
And if you want to be one of the first people in the world to own the latest Batman DVD, JB Hi-Fi, situated on the basement level of The Galeries will open at 6am on Wednesday 26 November. You may, of course, need to camp out with like-minded batophiles to ensure you get your hands on one of the first copies, but if a you're a real fan you know it will be worth it.
When: From 6am to 6pm on Wednesday 28 November and from 7am to 9pm on Thursday 29 November. Where: The Galeries, 500 George Street Sydney.
You're sure to have seen other work by those talented chalk artists, Joe and Max, who flit around the world creating pavement parallel universes. Their work has adorned streets, squares, shopping centres and footpaths around the world and is bound to have popped up in your inbox attached to emails from your friends. Their anamorphic techniques may seem very contemporary to us but this trick of visually distorting the perspective of an image has actually been around since the time of Leonardo da Vinci.
Andrea Pozzo's painted ceiling in the Church of St. Ignazio (17th Century). Image from Wikimedia Commons.