3-10 January 2015 - 5-8pm

Central Bath, UK - Free

Eight nights of projection, performance,

installation and illumination in Bath


Welcome to Illuminate 2015

Illuminate is back in Bath for a third major projection event, Illuminate 2015, and we have brought together international and local artists with Bath Spa University students to create beautiful and engaging projections and installations in Bath city centre.

Join us for eight nights of projection, performance, installation and illumination and explore contemporary art at night as we light up the city of Bath

Many of the artworks are interactive, fun and playful, transforming historic buildings and spaces into contemporary works of art to inspire you.

Projections and illuminations can be viewed at venues around the city centre including The Holburne Museum, Abbey Church Yard, The Roman Baths and Pulteney Bridge.

Wrap up warm, bring the whole family and take a tour of the artworks in Illuminate 2015 and see Bath in a whole new light

1  Sonic: Sulis

Fiona Haines, Robert Campbell, Alex Walchester, Lloyd Starr created an interactive sound and light installation comprising of water filled vessels that respond directly to human touch. Sonic: Sulis, based near the Roman Baths took a data feed from their water source as it bubbled and flowed to create an exciting and inspiring site specific art work exploring the human/water relationship that distinguished Bath.

2) Elastic City Spacey

Canadian video artist Leila Sujir projected in stereographic 3D onto the entrance wall of the Roman Baths where visitors will be given 3D glasses to view her ethereal artwork Elastic City Spacey. Images of Roman coins, from the Beau Street Hoard, interacted with video footage of Corsham Court’s famous peacocks, to connect the Roman and Georgian history of Bath within this architectural space.

3) Only the Statues Remain

The Roman Baths were taken over by Will Kendrick for his immersive projection and holographic installation, Only The Statues Remain. The installation was launched with a special late night view from 8-10pm on Saturday 3 January and then was shown 6.30-8.30pm from 4-10 January. Entry to the Roman Baths was free during this time.

4) Symphony of Light

Anthony Head, Creative Director Illuminate 2015 worked with Bath Spa University Spanish exchange students Diego Garcia de Enterria Diaz and Elena Saenz de la Torre Loras, to take over Kingston Parade with Symphony of Light, a large scale interactive visual and musical instrument controlled by sensors and projected onto Abbey Chambers.

5) Light Painting

Visitors had the chance to get painting with light as part of a participatory artwork Light Painting, projected onto Kingston Buildings next to Bath Abbey. Participants used the colourful lights provided to work together and illustrate with light in a technique often used in photography, but shown here as an additive coloured brush. The software was created by Anthony Head.

6) Flat Georgians

Animated film makers Petra Freeman and Tim Rolt teamed up with Mike Moran to create a new projected work, Flat Georgians, onto the side of Pulteney Bridge. Petra and Tim created a Georgian procession made up of drawings and performances by year six children from St Saviour’s Junior School that were brought to life using a combination of animation and live action finished of with period music performed by Pete Coleman.

Supporting the production of this entertaining and experimental animation was Bath Spa University’s Stephanie Hoddinott, Kate Williams, Liv Chapter, Ria MacRae, Ivanna Pak, Hattie Clulee, Ellie Pinnock, Olivia Hughes, Tom Simmonds, Charlie Parker, Libby Burke, Sarah Cobon, Chantal Gibbs-Jones, Sophie Batchelor.

7) Rehearsing Catastrophe : An Ark for Somerset

Australian artist Lyndal Jones was in residence at the Holburne Museum. Her installation, Rehearsing Catastrophe, explored the issue of climate change and the environment and incorporates performance, theatre, dance and video.

Performances of animal-masked participants from the public took place on a walk to the projected Ark each evening from 6.30-7.30pm. They were able to consider the issues of what they would take with them if a catastrophe were to happen, what is important in a situation such as the recent floods in Somerset.

Illuminated Umbrella Dance

Illuminated Umbrella Dance

Bath Spa University Dance students applied contemporary dance with illuminated umbrellas created by Neil Glen. Under the guidance of Sarah Alexander the students developed a performance that took place in Kingston Parade next to Bath Abbey at 6.30 and 7.00 on Saturday night.

Eleni Kourkoulou, Kirsty Holmes, Polly Franks, Nadine Hope, Xavier Belinha, Kathryn Bartlett were out for several nights exploring the spaces between the projections, each with an electroluminescent umbrella, that they utilised for the informally staged street performance.
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