Published: Thursday, 5th October 2017
Did you join us to play giant Pac-Man on the Custom House or step through smoke and light projections at Greyfriars Tower?
On Friday 29 September, Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October, Collusion presented a one-off showcase of four exciting, experimental arts projects working with the projectors in King’s Lynn town centre. Hordes of people travelled across the region to experience and interact directly with these unique works.
Developed over four months, these prototype projects were created by four teams of artists and creative professionals for the Lynn Lumiere light projection sites at the Tuesday Market Place, the Custom House, Greyfriars Tower and King’s Lynn Arts Centre. Working closely with us, Collusion supported the teams to test early-stage ideas, experiment and push the boundaries of live data and projection technologies placed around King’s Lynn town centre.
Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, deputy leader and cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: "This fascinating project brought together artists who were interested in exploring technology, learning more skills, and designing art for the public to enjoy, via the light projectors in our heritage area.
"It was wonderful to see the project attracting people of all ages to view creative film of the river movements, including the height of the water levels, in the Red Barn, or to walk through the Tower Gardens with screens portraying parts of our charters from the Borough Archives. Young people were obviously enjoying the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with the projection of vintage computer games projected onto the Custom House or building blocks on a building in the Tuesday Market Place.
"I'd like to thank the team from Collusion for providing an opportunity for people to be entertained within our town centre, as part of this innovative art showcase."
Cllr Brian Long, leader of the council, said: "The Collusion showcase was a really interesting use of our projection facilities, and it was great to see young and old alike enthusiastic about the project, and interacting with all the exhibits. My son enjoyed it so much when we came along that he wanted to come straight back the next night!".