LightNight 2013: Fragments

3 May 2013 by Louise Beard

picture of intricate lighting projection

One of Andy’s tests ahead of LightNight © Andy McKeown Lightworks

This time in two weeks the city will be preparing itself for a long night of cultural celebration as organisations and venues across the city centre throw open their doors for LightNight on Friday 17 May.

I shall be posting a few blogs to round up some of the activities and events the museums have to offer. This week I’m looking at a venue that’s sure to wow people.

Light and new media artist, Andy McKeown is heading a project called ‘Fragments’ which will see a large scale series of projections wrapped across two sides of the Oratory. Originally the mortuary chapel to St James’s Cemetery, the Oratory is a National Museums Liverpool site that can be found within the grounds of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral.

The projection will be made up of photographs that Andy has taken of the Cathedral’s stained glass windows and will then be transformed into slow moving, brightly coloured kaleidoscopes. Judging from the pictures, ‘Fragments’ is not only going to be stunning to behold but will also showcase a kind of digital craftsmanship.

You can see these spectacular projections from 9.30pm-midnight on Friday 17 May. 

Check out the full LightNight programme here.

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