Illuminate BathJanuary 29, 2012
The last few days have seen a project called Illuminate Bath set up in Bath, consisting of projections and other light-based installations around the city centre.
Unfortunately we weren’t able to get into Bath during the week so didn’t see the Roman Baths illuminated, but we did see the rest. Clockwork City consisted of giant keys attached to everyday objects found in the streets, such as a telephone box, which, when turned, caused lights, sound and smoke to start. Pulse was a collection of short animations which related to the Georgian building they were projected onto. Animations included the cracking of the facade, and windows lighting up in sequence. Attracted to Light was a projected film covering the whole of a building, with butterflies flitting about and undisclosed activity taking place in various windows. These could have been isolated actions, or part of some narrative, depending upon how you interpreted it. There was also live drawing on a computer screen which was projected onto the Roman Baths. There were a number of other pieces as well.
The streets were quite busy with people looking at the art, and clearly enjoying it. It was good to see such large, bright and colourful images lighting up the dark and cold evening.