Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Light Calling, Daventry

Light Calling laser art event took place on Monday evening on Borough Hill, Daventry in torrential rain. Four 7.8w lasers, sited on the four massive concrete bases of the old transmitter, created a vast pyramid of light referencing the old transmitter masts which once graced this fantastic site until the final BBC World Service transmission from here 20 years ago.

Great to see Rick, Amy and Hasmita there and of course catch up with Chrys and Kathrine. What a night! I have been praying for rain to make the lasers sparkle - I hadn't realised that God was listening so attentively! It chucked it down and towards the end of the evening the lasers were battered in the sky breaking the image of the pyramid in dramatic convulsions.

On the night local historian David Adams lead the public on an historical walk around the site before the lights went on and then Chrys Allen undertook a nocturnal art walk concluding at the laser pyramid. I'm looking forward to seeing the results of her walk.

The following photographs were taken by Andrew Hilton. 

So, on quite a dramatic night my heartfelt thanks to Rick Hall, Amy Turner, Hasmita Chavda, Graham Callister, Dal Badial, Darren Elston, Andrew Hilton, Chrys Allen, the photographers who have been following these laser projects, David Adams and the public. But what fun!

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