Dawn chorus - Light Up Lancaster 2017

Tansley, Graham (2017) Dawn chorus - Light Up Lancaster 2017. [Show/Exhibition]


‘Dawn Chorus’ was created after I was approached by Light up Lancaster to create a digital light projection for their 2017 event. I negotiated using The Judges Lodges, a Grade 1 Listed building in Lancaster and was awarded a commission of £8,500. 12 separate films were projected onto the inside of 20 screened windows using 12 synchronised projectors to create a single film across the whole building when viewed from the streets outside. The 5 minute looped, spectacular narrative and sound track explored man’s relationship with the natural world using digital film and animation. The intention and importance of Dawn Chorus was to create, for the first time, a visually spectacular single projection that appears to fill a whole building. This opened up new opportunities and ways of thinking about the transformation of urban environments using digital projection. Light Up Lancaster took place from the 4th -5th of November 2017, attracting national media attention and was visited by over 40,000 people. The technique used had not been attempt on this scale before. Intensive experimentation, planning and negotiation was needed, not only as the work was within a listed museum, but the commissioned digital projection company Lumen had never before attempted such work. Film by Beverly Barnfather, Megan Fell and Martha Harris

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