Ever seen a polar bear at the tram stop? What about a whale out of water? Unnatural Borders is set to blur the lines between nature and the built environment through the installation of 4 huge sculptures representing endangered species at MediaCityUK. They’ll be taking residency from Saturday 20th May until Monday 29th May and brought to life when the sun sets with projection mapping technology, creating a stunning visual display.
Unnatural Borders is a Quays Culture commission by Sober Industries, a creative production company based in The Netherlands. They like to use technology in a creative way to trigger emotions and stimulate curiosity in their audiences. They’re adept with a range of different light-technology including projection mapping, LED technology and laser-cutting/engraving. Having previously worked with big brands such as Disney and MTV, we’re incredibly excited to have them on board. Check out the video below for a taste of what you can expect.
With 2 days until the launch of Unnatural Borders, it’s all hands on deck with the build. Radios are buzzing with activity, trucks are unloading materials and Sober Industries are working alongside Quays Culture and local suppliers to make the
With Unnatural Borders just a month away, we caught up with Tim Boin, founder and art director of Sober Industries, to get some insight into their artistic practice. Tell us about yourself and the history of Sober Industries. My name
Quays Culture are proud to have co-commissioned Duet, a new digital experience which facilitates cultural exchange between the UK and India. Duet officially took off on 23rd February, asking ‘What is the bravest thing you’ve ever done?’ The question prompted
In December 2016, Salford Quays and MediaCityUK became home to 9 large-scale, digital light artworks as part of Lightwaves, the UK’s biggest digital light festival. The programme was our most ambitious to date, with a brand new commission as well
With December on the horizon, Lightwaves is in its final stages of preparation before opening on the 9th December. There’s an action-packed opening weekend for you to enjoy, see below for details: Honour Choir Performance – Friday 9th December, 19:00
October saw the return of SIGNAL Festival in Prague. Devoted to presenting the very best in light, multimedia art and creativity, SIGNAL takes over the city with a range of indoor and outdoor installations for the duration of 4 days.
The SHINE Emerging Artists Programme, in partnership with Light Night Leeds, sees 3 light artists present brand new commissions to the public in Leeds and Salford. SHINE aims to identify, nurture, and develop new artistic talent. Commissioned artists are awarded bursaries
Quays Culture’s Programme Manager, Laura, and Producer, Lucy, recently visited Sweden for the Lights in Alingsas festival. Here Laura gives us an insight into their weekend, highlighting the importance of community spirit in making this event magical: As the dark
For this year’s Lightwaves festival we’ve commissioned GNI Projects, who are set to create a brand new piece: Heart Beat. Visitors will be encouraged to make a connection of love or friendship with this large-scale work, by joining hands in