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Lightworks on Look North

Thanks to BBC Look North for providing this lovely short film of our event.

Via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BBCLookNorth/videos/1161172367303706/

Lightworks 2016 roll-call of artists

Commissioned artists:


Joanne Lee:         
The Good Place that is No Place
(screening room, Bay Six)
A filmed piece commissioned for Lightworks and responding to the specific context of Freeman Street flats while reflecting on personal experience, lived lives, change and nature.
Joanne Lee is an artist well known for her play with words and image, and a sensitivity to time and place.
She is the publisher of Pam Flett Press, an independent serial exploring the aesthetics of everyday life.

Darren Adcock:
Automata
(various sites, Bay Six)
Interactive and delicate automata playfully exploring aspects of sound and movement, Darren’s sculpture are thoughtful, and responsive to the presence of people. Darren is a multi-disciplinary artist and musician. His work spans across drawing, improvised music, interactive installations and mechanical sound sculptures.

Selected artists:
Our four compilation screens are drawn from an international open call and from the current work of previous Lightworks exhibitors. We have selected an amazing set of work from the worlds of short film and sound art.
There are four screens to experience – the big screen on the front of Nelson House, the silent big screen on the side of Nelson House, the underground cinema and the sound screen, which will show sound pieces and videos which have a strong sound component.

The following lists represent the artists shown in each area and don’t reflect final running orders.

Sound Screen (Inside Bay Six)
Adam Paroussos: DBSMHSHDF
Adam Paroussos: Vox Relikt
Simon Le Boggit: Clockwonk Mechinasm
Antonio D’Amato: Paysage marin avec bateaux et hydravion
Antonio D’Amato: Volumina
Kin: Paper Weights
Martin Wright: Shell
Phil Maguire: dd
Simon Cacheux: UnderScape
Eric Boivin: Amaurot Soundscape
Phil Maguire: Leaf
Lou Hazelwood: Socios, Duo 
Wayne Sleeth: Fathom
Fernando Laub: Neutrinos
Fernando Laub: A robot borns
Nick Jones: Wee
Osvaldo Cibils: soundart24april2016 f,g & e
Sean Burn: Underland
Kevin Buckland: Shadows
Nicolas Hermansen: And suddenly an engine started
Nicolas Hermansen: Similitudes in differences
Pascal Colman: Chase & Pascal (free improvised performance)
Symeon Yovev aka Vol&: Fields of Resonance
Cedric Yon: Untitled 4
Cedric Yon: Untitled 5
Bob Bicknell-Knight: Utopian Realism
Constantine Katsiris: Granola
Tamar Banai: Chambers 3
Michael Ridge: God save the compressed queen
Michael Ridge: The Crank (Acoustic Phonograph Version)
Michael Maxwell: U
Mirjam Tally: Ormtjusaren/Snakecharmer
Jean Michel-Rolland: Goodbye Glaciers
Sarah Boothroyd: Gleeful barbarians
Sarah Boothroyd: Power and freedom

Big Screen (outside Nelson House)
Aaron Oldenburg: Seer (KOR)
Will Hurt: Object/Construct #4 Digital Graffiti Edit
Min Eui Hong: Dream
Jacob Rigaux: Drift
Lynn Dennison: Flyers
Lynn Dennison: Runners (excerpt)
Mark Parry: If all the mortar
Jessica Rowland: Jelly fish sequence
Allison Maria Rodriguez: The way I never was
Jinhee Park: Sisyphus Weight
Hugues Clément : Gleam
Peter Whittenberger: What’s the worst that can happen
Viktor Belozerov (Alias Emperor Bikutoru): Introduction
Nathan Walker: A tribute to my loved ones
Matthew Pell: Slowness
Carlo Patrao: How do you say goodnight?
A.R.C. Soundtracks: Dereliction/Mirror
Chris Paul Daniels: The Smallest Tweet
Gio Lingao: Degrees of Separation
Belinda Haikes: Crow 2

Big Silent Screen (side of Nelson House)
Radhika Prabhu: Mid Light
Jesper Carlsen: Rock
Jesper Carlsen: Hand Box
Marjan Verhaeghe: Hands & Thoughts
Anna Day: Sea Change
Emily Bivens: vicbird
Sarah Harbridge: Arcs 18 + 19 July
Painter Coded: It was in black and white
Will Hurt: Field
Mark Parry: Interference Pattern
Allison Maria Rodriguez: A poem for Lonesome George
Eden Mitsacher: Loading
Jae Jo: My Little Fountain
Michael Maxwell: U

Underground cinema (behind Nelson House)
Sthef Folgar: Natural Paradox
Marjan Verhaeghe: Drawing Lines
Fenia Kotsopoulou: Dust
Stefan Riebel: #82
Anna Day: Terra
Francis Knoetze: Cape Mongo (VHS)
Francis Knoetze: Cape Mongo (Cell)
Dom Bouffard: Housework
Ellen Lake: Queen’s Lane
Bernd Schumann: Planquadrat
Joas Nebe: The Dictionary serial: The Ocean
Joas Nebe: The Dictionary serial: The procrastinator
Johannes Christopher Gerard: Sorrow
Johannes Christopher Gerard: Positions
Frank McCauley: welter/wallow
Ezio Taeggi & Tiziano Tuccella: Triad
James Quinn: Vasteras Slip
Lizz Brady: Johnny get your gun
A.R.C. Soundtracks: Ruins/Ritual (Excerpt)
Chris Paul Daniels: Election/Coverage
Eden Mitsacher: Forever in a day
Geraint Edwards: Conflux
s/n (Jennida Chase & Hassan Pitts) : Twilight & Unnoticed 1
Gloria Chung: Night Train

Thanks to all artists for agreeing to take part in Lightworks 2016, we are grateful and honoured to be showing your work. We are pleased to be part of the international network of creative new media artists.

Darren Adcock

Light works are really excited to show the multi faceted work of Darren Adcock at this years festival.Darren Adcock is a multi-disciplinary artist and musician based in Manchester, UK. His work spans across drawing, improvised music, interactive installations and mechanical sound sculptures. He has a BA in Fine Art from Staffordshire University and is self taught in electronics and mechanical engineering. His sonic installations have recently been displayed at music festivals including Tor Ist Das (Todmorden, UK) and Mantis Festival (Manchester, UK). His interactive drawings have also been exhibited as part of major international exhibitions in UK (Leeds Tetley, Castlefield Gallery), Australia (Global Centre for Drawing, Melbourne) and United Arab Emirates (Total Arts Gallery, Dubai). He was a winner for 2014’s Noise prize as selected by Tim Marlowe. He also volunteers as an arts therapist for Lifeshare Charity, a young people`s crisis service in Manchester.

Lightworks 2016 poster here!

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Branding and all designs for Lightworks are by Kirk Arnold, who has worked with Lightworks since 2010.

The image is a view of the flats off Freeman St, and the balconies are repeated in the dynamic vertical design element. The flats are instantly recognisable to Grimsby residents and are the site of Lightworks 2016.

Kirk understands we need design and branding that is contemporary, dynamic and clear. We love the modernist references filtered through a modern sensibilityallied to Kirk’s amazing sense of colour.

We are very pleased to have a new logo as well, reflecting the fact that we are in phase 2 of Lightworks.

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New Lightworks logo, teal on white version.

Kirk is a senior designer at Source Four, a premier design and branding agency based in Grimsby and tweets  as @ehkirkio.

Lightworks 2016 will be at Freeman St flats! (PRESS RELEASE)

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PRESS RELEASE
12 September 2016

Lights, camera, East Marsh – Lightworks festival at Grimsby’s high-rise

A spectacular new media festival – Lightworks – will be centred in, on and around Grimsby’s East Marsh high-rise flats this October.
Created by new local arts organisation We Must Create – funded by the Arts Council and supported by housing charity Shoreline – the free event will bring local residents and visitors to the site of Shoreline’s six tower blocks earmarked for demolition in 2017.
Lighting up the night sky – the free, family-friendly event will intrigue and delight visitors with an underground cinema, sound art, mechanical automata, architectural light works and large-scale projections onto the side of the iconic towers.
‘Lost and Found’ – an exciting large-scale installation and exhibit will also be unveiled. Contained within the high-rise blocks, it will be open to the public for four more weekends following the evening of the Lightworks event.
In addition to this project, other works will be shown on a changing basis during the four additional weekends, including the final project, a film based on the flats.

As well as relishing an exciting range of work from around the world, visitors will be able to enjoy free children’s activities and refreshments.

Lightworks co-founder Patrick Holley said: “We are so happy to be working on this site. Shoreline has been amazing – they have supported us and the project since we first talked to them. We wanted to create an event that indirectly commemorated the flats and the lives lived there by bringing lots of people together.

“Lightworks is the launch project for We Must Create and we could have not wished for a better partner.”

Business partner Chris Lillywhite added: “We have also had amazing support from the Arts Council who have helped us set up We Must Create, Lightworks and the Lost and Found project.

“We think this is an excellent model for how artists and organisations can work together and we want to thank both Shoreline and the Arts Council for their support. We are incredibly excited about the high quality of work from across the globe submitted for the show – this will once again focus the art world’s attention on Grimsby”

Shoreline communications and marketing advisor Kristina Parker said: “We wanted to create something unique within the East Marsh before these buildings are demolished – and working with We Must Create has provided that perfect opportunity.
“Lightworks will allow people to come together and enjoy a special evening like never seen before in either Grimsby or this neighbourhood. We want everyone including local residents both past and present to enjoy it while also taking the opportunity to attract visitors to the area.
“We’re keen to capture the history of both these buildings and the people who have lived there and this is the first of many events that Shoreline is planning to ensure the memories of this area are preserved while looking ahead to a positive future.”
Following very extensive public consultation and majority support, plans for the demolition of the tower blocks were announced by Shoreline in September 2014 as part of the long-term financial plans of the affordable housing charity.

Event details

Lightworks
Saturday 15 October 2016
Outside Nelson House, Albert Street East, Grimsby DN32 7HH
6.30pm-9.30pm
Free

Lost and Found
Saturday 15 October 2016 – Sunday 13 November 201

10am-4pm

Free

Open weekends – weekdays by appointment

Any schools or college parties interested in attending Lost and Found please email We Must Create – wemustcreateinfo@gmail.com

Imagining what Lightworks is like

Lightworks has run four times and each time was different – quickly  building up from a small-ish but seriously intentioned and lightly chaotic new media festival in 2010, to a much larger festival in 2013, with the light chaos as part of its DNA – now gently mutated into an audio visual cornucopia, with something everything you looked. It’s why we put video screens into niches in Grimsby Minster or a reel of films on the outside of the town library in the last festival. We wanted visitors to feel relaxed and that they could discover things themselves – we didn’t want to put all our efforts into a few films that carried all the weight of the festival. It’s also why we decided to engage with the very young visitors that surprised in the first festival. As much as they amused us running in and out of the projection screens in 2010 we felt they needed something to do in between catching up with the latest in artists’ new media. Hence the Lightworks lanterns and other activities for kids from 2011 onwards.

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Lightworks lanterns. Design printed on tracing paper. 2013

To Patrick and myself and the rest of the team, during the event there was inevitably some stress about how things were going, whether anything would stop working – but we enjoyed the spectacle, the work itself and the fact that people engaged with the work directly without worrying.

I think the films made by our friend and ertswhile colleague Lee Byatt sum up the experience – the amount of places we showed (although I suspect even the diligent Lee missed a couple of screens) and the diversity of things to look at, listen to and experience.

This Lightworks is in a new venue and may feel slightly different but the idea of bringing new media to people in an enjoyable package is central to our planning.

Don’t forget to be there on October the 15th.