Friday, 20 April 2012

Northampton Lift Tower

We made our second laser test last night. Dal used a stronger laser (40w) and we finally reduced the number of beams to two. We also illuminated one side of the curved facade with a slow colour changing wash. 

Several terrific photographic enthusiasts are now following the project and some images are emerging from last nights tests. These pictures were taken by Andrew Randall.

Thanks again to Graham Callister for making this event to date happen, to the laser men Dal Badial and Darren, to Kevin Loach who worked on the led washes and Ed at the Lift Tower.

I am extremely moved by local resident Nikki Gibson's emailed response to the FLOW website. 

We saw your lights the other day and happily stood watching for five minutes. Then tonight (19th April) we saw the beautiful spectacle repeated only to a greater extent. My husband and I not only dropped everything to watch but turned out every light in the house to get a better view. Unsatisfied with this we togged up our 21 month old daughter (who repeatedly said "Wow! Outside! Wow!" and went outside to simply stand and watch. We have had a very rough time of it over the past few weeks with family illnesses and threatened heartbreak which we have yet to fully resolve, but watching your display was reminiscent of watching a lighthouse guiding us through. It took our breath away and for the first time in weeks the silence was not filled with thoughts of what to say to make each other feel better or feelings of impending doom, but with just a very pure and simple feeling of wonder. I feel that for the first time in ages I appreciated something on the same level as a toddler where I didn't have to think too much - just to stand, to look, and to think "wow" was an amazing feeling. Thank you.
P.s. to think that one of the most landlocked towns in the country had a lighthouse tonight is quite entertaining, too!

1 comment:

  1. That really is the most wonderful and heartfelt comment I have ever seen and completely and utterly justifies everything that great art stands for. It took them out of their everyday existence and took them into a different realm for a time. Brilliant and a great well done to everyone.