Images: HERO (@ Boughton Houose) – Keith Park; Backwater (@Fishmarket) – Andrew Hilton; Northampton LIGHTHOUSE (@ National Lift Tower) – Jamie Cooper
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The FLOW project is taking some time out over the spring / summer months but hopes to return with some new commissions later in the autumn. Many thanks to artists Steve Messam, Charles Monkhouse and in particular Jo Fairfax for taking part and making the project such a great success - it has been an absolute pleasure working with you guys, I’ve loved every minute of it.
Big thank you also to Fishmarket/NAC, in particular Christine Midgeley, Catherine Hemelryck and Sally-Ann Blaise for all their help and support, Dal Badial / Laser Hire London, and thank you of course to the volunteers (Ryan & Derrick, top class).
Finally, my personal thanks must go to the growing army of FLOW photographers that have taken some amazing photos of the projects for the FLOW website. Special thanks must therefore go to Maks Swiderek, Stu Phipps, William Moore-Thompson, Keith Park, Andrew Randall, Ian Brock, SteveRSVR and Andrew Hilton.
Great photo Stu! See more at the FLOW Northamptonshire Flickr Group Pool http://www.flickr.com/groups/1661907@N20/pool/
Despite the damp weather on Friday (which hampered our photographers) and cold weather last night (including some initial technical problems with the laser), we had a great turnout and response to the Northampton LIGHTHOUSE laser art installation at the National Lift Tower.
Lots of cars turned up both evenings driving around the base of the tower with people just standing and watching on the surrounding streets, and more people could be seen watching the laser / light from Sixfields and surrounding areas. Friday night in particular saw alot of twitter and facebook activity and we know the beams could be seen from Bugbrooke, Blisworth and Stoke Bruerne to the south, Cognehoe, Little and Great Houghton in the east, Harpole and Daventry in the west, the Bramptons and Brixworth to the north.
A big thank you to Laser Hire London (Dal & Darren), Stage Right Productions (Kevin & Chris) and the National Lift Tower (Ed & Pete) for helping to realise the vision for the project. Our thanks also go to our growing following of photographers who help document the event and have produced some amazing images including these recent brilliant photos from last night by William Moore-Thompson.
The next installation being delivered by Jo Fairfax and the FLOW team will be Light Calling as part of the regional Cargoes art programme. Join us from 9pm on Borough Hill, Daventry Bank Holiday Monday 7th May to see the recreation of a former BBC World Service radio mast.
The latest FLOW commission – Northampton LIGHTHOUSE – takes place this coming Friday 4th & Saturday 5th May from 9pm – 11.30pm marking 2012 hours to go before the official opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Come and see the National Lift Tower in Northampton transformed through high powered LED light and laser beams.
Listen to Jo Fairfax talking about the installation here on BBC Radio Northampton at 2:52:30 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/p00qr0hj
Northampton LIGHTHOUSE is supported by Arts Council England, Northamptonshire County Council, Northampton Borough Council, Legacy Trust UK, Laser Hire London and Stage Right Productions.
A further new laser art installation Light Calling by Jo Fairfax and the FLOW team takes place on Monday 7th May Bank Holiday at Borough Hill in Daventry. See earlier post below for more details.
Many thanks to Mark Kidsley for his excellent photo (above). Please submit comments to this website and photos to the Flickr Group Pool FLOW Northamptonshire.
All the best,