TOGETHER is a new touring AV artwork by Lucid Creates that is a space for the public to visit to honour and celebrate the people who have supported them during the pandemic.
Using their phones, visitors send the names of their supported which are then displayed in real time on the inner face of the rings. As visitors stand inside the protective rings, they are surrounded by the names of their protectors.
The words move slowly around the rings in synch with a transportive immersive soundscape produced in collaboration the Canadian artist Exist Strategy.
The structure is a pavilion-like open space that allows people to enter and explore the piece whilst maintaining social distance where needed.
Circles are among the oldest of geometric symbols, and commonly represent unity, wholeness, and infinity.
They are also seen as protective and in occult practices, standing within a circle shields people from danger.
TOGETHER is a space to feel safe. To honour and celebrate those who have supported us during the pandemic - whether they are carers, NHS staff, our families, neighbours. To focus on a sense of being part of a wider network, a community of kindness.
TOGETHER is both an installation in its own right and a venue and can be used as a space for a programme of events.
The rings can display poetry or messages by local school children. It can be a space for piano recitals or dance performances or as an oratory space using the audio system. Local artists, composers and writers can showcase work developed during the pandemic.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the notions of community and gathering sharply into focus and we wanted to create a space that enabled people to come back together and celebrate their strength in a safe way.
TOGETHER is as spectacular by day as it is by night. It’s immersive soundscape, towering pillars and suspended rings are as impressive presence by day as they are by night and allow for a myriad of experiences and responses as its surroundings change with the light and the weather.
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