Thursday, 26 May 2016

Projected poetry in Nottingham

The poems are almost ready to be projected. I have just completed drawing most of the 365 poems to be projected under the tram bridge at Nottingham Railway Station. One of the 365 poems is selected randomly each night. The programmable linear LED lights under the bridge respond to the trams moving above the bridge. Here are some sketches showing what they will look like - well, it will be a bit darker. Installation is due at the end of June/early July 2016.

Nottingham was recently awarded the City of Literature status by UNESCO and the project is very fortunate to have received a poem about Anne Frank by Andrew Motion. This will add to the literary profile of the city.

Thanks to Nottingham City Council, Duncan Turner and all the writers/poets who sent in poems from around the world.

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