Wednesday, 4 November 2009

My visit to Illuminating York 2009 Part 1

Wall of light - live art light projections

Last week I attended the fifth Illuminating York and found it very inspiring. The festival ran for just over a week from 23 Oct-1 Nov 2009 and three unique works were commissioned for 2009. I saw two of them on the night I was there.

The first was called Wall of Light, a collaboration between arts companies GaiaNova and OMA International. Using the Tagtool - an interactive drawing board -professional artists as well as audience members were invited to see their doodles, words and pictures brought to life and projected live onto the Multangular Tower in Museum Gardens. This was accompanied by live music which really added to the event, giving it a festival feel and attracting passers by.