Dimensions - Light Night 2016

In association with Leeds City Council, the University of Leeds is hosting a series of events on Friday 7 October as part of Light Night 2016: Leeds’ biggest free annual multi-arts event.

On campus you can enjoy everything from performances and discussions to interactive hands-on activities. The feast of cultural and artistic activity will showcase some of the amazing work that takes place at the University.

The new building for the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies will be the setting for Dimensions, from digital video artist Katherine Lacey. Projection mapping will use 3D effects projected onto the exterior of the recently renovated building on University Road. The event will focus on a space theme, with music that links to the video. The aim will be to transport the viewer through time and spacial dimensions.

Think galactic space travel using Cinema 4d project files. Electronic music guiding the spectator through dimensions of space and time. Moving stars, colourful galaxies, and crystalline mountains will envelop the spectators’ vision. The motion of the clips coming towards the viewer transports them into a new dimension that appears they are travelling through space. The overall show will be an audio visual sensory experience. The ambient electronic sounds will lead the visuals and feature sound artists Toby Wiltshire and James Holroyd.

Flyer for Dimensions Light Night 2016The aim of the project will be to give students practice of working on a high profile event. Providing students with the experience of working on a professional artist-led project. We aim to support young emerging artists, developing skills and learning how to create a visual mapping show from start to finish. Firefly audio visual solutions are supplying all the technical equipment and are one of the leading AV specialists in the north.

Dimensions can be experienced from 7pm to 10pm. Suitable for all and accessible to wheelchairs.

For more information, contact Katherine Lacey in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies.

See here for a full programme of events on campus and across Leeds as part of Light Night 2016.