Volatile Light brings illuminated universe to Preston's Harris Museum and Art Gallery

By Culture24 Reporter | 31 July 2013

Exhibition preview: Volatile Light, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, until August 24 2013

A photo of various sculptures made up of lights in a darkened room
© Courtesy IOU Theatre 2013
A “wrap-around universe” of moving sound and light, the Harris’s immersive sound and light installation, curving, arcing and scribbling through the darkened gallery space, is intended to be a spacey experience soundtracked by the noise of scientific experiments such as boiling mud.

Creators IOU know how to get the most out of boxfuls of LED lights. The sculptures involved, which trigger the sounds, are machines formed from bicycle wheels, windscreen wipers, fishing rods and recycled materials.

Visitors can also play with “light toys” and create illuminated trails and paintings.

  • Open 10am-5pm (11am-5pm Monday, closed Sunday). Admission free. Follow the gallery on Twitter @HarrisPreston.
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