Use of the medium

We took the kids to a sound and light show at Ishanya mall this past weekend. I was fretting in the queue because they were making me spend Rs. 900 (Rs.225 per ticket) for half an hour of laser lights dancing randomly on fountains. “Oh well, the kids have not seen this earlier, so might as well…”

I was pleasantly surprised. The show is not bad at all. For one it has the laser lights making actual outline forms on the water like fish and flowers and bubbles. The projectin of solid figures like human beings and cartoons on the fountains looked cool too, but this was only because this was the first time I saw it. There was nothing arty or creative about them. The same solid figures were also projected on the background wall. And this part was absolutely strictly ok.

What I liked best was the fact that the story being presented made very good use of the medium. So, things were either floating in water or air or cyberspace at most times. The effect created by these images on a range of fountains just fit the bill perfectly.

I hear there is similar stuff in Lumbini Park, Hyderabad. But if you haven’t seen that one and are in Pune for a day or two, this is a good ‘thing-to-do’. Oh yeah, the kids loved it!

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