Thursday, 26 June 2014

Derby gold

Lights for the 'Golden Spine' in Derby city centre were connected this week. A set of LED lights are hidden along the length of the gold cladding and an additional set of down lighters are directed onto the rivers surface. The combination causes a golden arc of flickering light in the river.

A small sculptural water turbine uses the River Derwent as a power source which creates a supply to run the LED lights. It also creates surplus energy which is sold to the National Grid. This creates an annual fund which will be allocated to local schools or the Silk Mill to undertake projects for young people in Derby interested in art, architecture and sustainability.

Massive thanks to Seb Boyesen for fabrication and installation and also to Paula Moss for her photographs.

Many thanks too to Mike Preston, the TV team, Helen Oakes and Derby City Council.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Burnley light test

Last night we undertook our first projection test on the Weavers Triangle site for Burnley Borough Council.

We are looking at a series of still projections for the two chimneys that slowly change and also an interactive film for Slaters Terrace to be activated by the public walking across the new public Sq.

Thank you very much indeed to Duncan Turner and Nyan. Thanks too to Cecilia Whitaker, Helen Jones, Kate Ingram, Adam Lockett, James Moran-Zietec and Gareth Smith.