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Latter-day Saint Lights Up Sydney

Latter-day Saint artist, Michael Chin, had the opportunity to be part of the “Vivid Sydney” light festival in downtown Sydney recently.

The successful media arts producer from Parramatta located in Sydney’s West has also donated his time and talents to produce a number of videos for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including filming several “Why I Believe” videos for Mormon Newsroom. 

He was pleased to be part of the light show that he describes as “the world’s largest outdoor light gallery.”

“Vivid Sydney is a creative dreamscape and a privileged platform for any artist,” he continues. “So you can imagine how ecstatic I was to be involved, especially when our canvas was one of the centerpieces of the entire event.” 

“The Museum of Contemporary Art is Australia’s equivalent to MOMA. So we were honoured to have our installation beaming on their front door.” 

“Our immersive and interactive artwork is triggered entirely by the frequency of human voice, so anyone could literally stand in front of the MCA, microphone in hand, and orchestrate your very own piece of art, right onto the walls of one of Australia’s most prestigious art museums.”

Michael is half of the creative duo called the Digital Shamans. When asked how his Latter-day Saint faith affects his work, Mr Chin was happy to share his thoughts.

“I try to always remember that our Heavenly Father is the Grand Creator. He gave me these artistic talents for a reason. While many see working in the arts as a challenging way to make a living, a trial; I believe, as we honour the gifts we have been given, He will bless our talents and our lives.”

Latter-day Saints are encouraged to let their light shine (Matthew 5:16) in the world according to scriptural admonition. Michael Chin is quite literally sharing his light.

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