Thursday, 29 September 2011

180° of Light (FLOW-Northamptonshire)

A quick view of the moving striations of light caused by the oscillations of the crystal in the laser enlarged over the distance between water towers.
Photographs by Andrew Hilton. Sound by Michael Fairfax and Jessica Curry.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Friday, 23 September 2011

FLOW. 180° of Light. Northamptonshire.

Last laser test last night before the switch on tonight. The triangle was completed between Beanfield, Rothwell and Desborough water towers by the six 7.8w lasers. Andrew Hilton took the following photographs. Thanks again to Andrew, Anglian Water (Mick and Andy), Dal Badial (Laser Hire London) and of course to Graham Callister.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

bbc website

180° of Light was yesterday included on the local BBC News website. Tonight is the final testing before it goes live tomorrow. More photos will follow.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Metamorphic Light. Bury.

These images have just arrived from Jackie Carnot of the piece I made for Bury town centre with terrific help from Adam Spinos. 

There are movement sensors at the base of each of the 23 light stacks. As people wonder through the artwork they activate a series of lights behind them which stay on for about 5 seconds, leaving a trail of light as they walk.

Friday, 9 September 2011

FLOW. 180° of Light. Northamptonshire.

We had another laser test last night shining a laser from Rothwell to Beanfield and back again. 

Andrew Hilton took the following the photographs. Thank you.

Big thanks to Dal Badial (Laser Hire London), Andy Pickard (Anglian Water), Chrys Allen (BOFA) and Graham Callister (Project Manager and collaborator).

Seeing the water towers lit up caused quite a stir again with the locals - who apparently facebooked the testing whilst it was taking place.

Next week we plan to create the full triangle using six 7.8w lasers.

Silhouettes of Dal Badial, Jo Fairfax, Andy Pickard and Graham Callister on the Beanfield water tower. The striations behind us are rapidly moving from left to right. This is a result of the crystal oscillation revealing itself as the divergent beam strikes the water drum

Saul Bellow

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. According to writer Saul Bellow.

Friday, 2 September 2011

The Rock. Bury.

Some new photographs have just arrived of this interactive lighting piece that Adam Spinos and I made for the Rock in Bury. BDP were the architects. I'll upload the photos next week all being well. Adam has made a short stop frame animation of the installation.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Sir Thomas Tresham postponed

The interactive film of Sir Thomas Tresham and his rabbits projected onto the side of the Triangular Lodge near Rothwell has been postponed. This piece was due to be shown at the same time as the laser triangle but this responsive film is now likely to re emerge, maybe next year.

FLOW. 180 Degrees of Light. Northamptonshire.

The first poster for this event has been produced.

Thanks to Graham Callister, Michael Fairfax and all the sponsors of the event.