Lightwaves 2018 ? Dates and information on what to expect from this years event!
The unmissable Lightwaves festival returns to Salford Quays for 10 days this December, packed full of impressive light displays and playful art installations. Make sure you visit as part of your festive season - it's completely free! From Friday 7 December until Sunday 16 December 2018. #Lightwaves2018
Artworks are exhibited daily basis from 16:00 - 22:30
Mutator VR: Mutation Space & Vortex by William Latham
Wearing a VR headset, be transported to interactive virtual worlds in which your movements impact on the surreal environment. An immersive psychedelic experience.
Spectrum by HUB Studio
Spectrum is an interactive installation that activates visual and sound imagery with the human voice. Users will be able to speak messages and illustrate the process of communication throughout time and space.
Cathedral of Mirrors by Mads Christensen
Mirrored columns reflect the viewer and internal LED lights react to human movement, creating patterns across a spectrum of colours.
Mirror Stage By Gillian Hobson, a SHINE commission
Using images from the artist's own home to produce a kaleidoscope of moving image, colour and light, this installation invites audiences to consider what it means to be 'at home' in the 21st century.
Quays Culture showcases a curated collection of Blackpool Illuminations much-loved lights, including the popular Daleks and Tardis alongside an interactive surfboard!
Illuminim by Sophie Bullock, Anna Horton Cremin, Callum Kirkwood, James Medd, Gemma May Latham, and Lewis Sykes. Created in Salford Eagle Lab @ The Landing, MediaCityUK.
Everybody has their own rhythm. Input yours using the Illuminim application to illuminate a row of lanterns floating on the water; all built with input from Salford's artistic community.
Relax & Release by Kimatica Studio
An interactive digital installation encouraging movement and play to take you on a journey through the states of relaxation and release by the interaction with live reactive visuals.
Heart Beat by GNI Projects
An original Quays Culture commission, Heart Beat invites audiences to join hands with a friend or loved one in order to complete the circuit, using sensors to reveal the symbol of a heart.
The Squirrel Original Artwork by Tim Boin, projection by Dave Lynch
The Squirrel will come to life as the sun sets through the use of projection mapping technology, creating a mesmeric visual display.
Youth Culture by Stanza
The sculpture shows a strong hooded youth through which collected data and information flows. A towering beautiful hooded sculpture.
Aura By Ronan Devlin, a SHINE commission
A digital mirror reflecting audience motion and emotion. The moving image work captures human form and feelings through camera and biometric sense technology.
Light Lab: Light Up The North
An indoor exhibition featuring artists: Aether + Hemera, Mick Stephenson, Debi Keable, Fixed Grinn Collective, Chris Paul Daniels, Dave Lynch and David Ogle.
Colour Curiosity Megan Fell, a SHINE commission
Relive your childhood playfulness as you find bold colours and sounds hidden within magical cabinets in the MediaCityUK gardens.
Electronika K9 walk by Jane Webb, a SHINE commission
A transforming light installation of a boy walking his dog home. Created with recycled wires, from computer and electronic components, that are assimilated.
The SHINE programme supports emerging artists and is delivered in partnership with Light Up The North network.