Family / Outdoor / Participate / Performance
iy_project: the nature of light and sound
iy_project is a spectacular immersive light and sound installation developed by world-renowned light artist Chris Levine in collaboration with Edenlab, Eden Project’s international creative partner.
Chris Levine will create a unique event for Hastings, illuminating the townscape like never before with a spectacular sound and light installation. High-powered lasers will diffract into geometric, organic and nebulae light forms, interacting in extraordinary ways with natural phenomena as well as architectural forms.
The aim is to produce a meditative work that draws people together into extraordinary moments of beauty and collective celebration. Be in the thick of it at the end of the pier, or watch from the beach, promenade, East Hill or West Hill. The East and West Hill lifts will be staying open until 10pm.
Chris Levine’s distinctive visual language and effortless control over technological media has differentiated his work from the main stream. He is fast becoming recognised as one of the most original artists working in light today. Chris has collaborated with a diverse range of creative talents ranging from Massive Attack, Hussein Chalayan, Antony and the Johnsons, Grace Jones and Jon Hopkins.
Chris’ iconic work Lightness of Being, the historic portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, is part of his Equanimity body of work that was commissioned by the Island of Jersey to commemorate 800 years of allegiance to the crown. The work has been acclaimed internationally and shown at Buckingham Palace, the Royal Academy and the Houses of Parliament, London.
He has had one man shows in London, Paris & Singapore and a travelling exhibition with the British Council which went to 12 countries worldwide.
Most recently he has had work exhibited by the Museum of Art and Design in NY, the Annenberg Foundation in LA, the National Portrait Gallery, London and the Fine Art Society. He has just completed another historic portrait to commemorate the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday and to raise funds for the victims of Nepal’s recent earthquake.
Image credits: Wonderfruit 2015
Kindly supported by Beaming
A behind-the-scenes look at Chris Levine in Hastings (FLASHING LIGHTS). Courtesy of Beaming: