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WINTER LIGHTSF E S T I V A L @ C A N A R Y W H A R F
5 30 JANUARY 2015THROUGHOUT CANARY WHARF FREE
WINTER LIGHTSA FESTIVAL OF ILLUMINATIONS BY INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS
Eleven artists from nine countries present an array of spectacular illuminations throughout Canary Wharf, lighting up the darkest winter month with radiant installations and artworks. This interactive festival includes sculptures, lasers, projections and digital art from a variety of artists such as the UKs Stephen Newby, Cdric Le Borgne from France, German design duo Heidi and Bernd Spiecker and Hungarian born artist Blint Bolyg and many more.
From Friday 9 to Sunday 11 January, Canary Wharf will be bursting with more stunning interactive and free light spectacles for a special family friendly Winter Lights Weekend. Watch out for ghostly dresses made by 3D weaving of optic fibres, an LED graffiti wall activated by water, amazing glow performers after dark and much more.
INF INITY POOLS MIDDLE DOCK
THE TREE THAT BL INKED SOUTH COLONNADE OPPOSITE ONE CANADA SQUARE
L IGHTBENCH & HEATBENCH CANADA SQUARE PARK
L IGHT WAVE CHANCELLOR PASSAGE MIDDLE DOCK
[M]ONDES JUBILEE PARK & WESTFERRY CIRCUS GARDENS
LE BICHE JUBILEE PARK
L ILY PADS JUBILEE PARK
BINARY WOODWORK MONTGOMERY SQUARE
CONTROL NO CONTROL MONTGOMERY SQUARE
PLAYABLE CITY CUBITT STEPS BRIDGE
ICE ANGEL JUBILEE PLACE MALL
MIDDLE DOCK5 30 JANUARY
Throughout January a series of illuminated pools in different colours will appear on the surface of the water in Middle Dock. Look closer and each pool appears to be an endless vortex of light plunging down into the depths. Based on the Infinity Mirror principle, the effect is delightful, surprising and mystifying.
Stephen Newby is a British artist based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. fullblownmetals.com
Ahead of this amazing festival, a giant face has appeared in one of Canary Wharfs
Christmas trees! As the wind plays around it the face comes alive and appears to move,
blink, frown, smile and even grow older. The face is a self-portrait of the artist who
created this enigmatic projection.
Born of Czech political refugees, Karel Bata is now based in London.
SOUTH COLONNADE OPPOSITE ONE CANADA SQUAREUNTIL 29 DECEMBER
THE TREE THAT BLINKED
CANADA SQUARE PARK5 30 JANUARY
Two benches, one illuminated and the other heated, add a new dimension to the experience of taking the weight off your feet. Get comfortable, watch the world go by and enjoy the skaters gliding on the ice rink at Canary Wharf.
Connect to WiFi-102 then download the app from Appstore or Google Play to change the colour, speed and brightness sequences yourself.
Created by German duo Heidi and Bernd Spiecker. lichtbank.com
LIGHTBENCH & HEATBENCH
This laser light installation animates the space between the surface of the water and the dock
edge with a spectacle of shifting colour. Vertical strips of mirror cover the docks wooden
fenders around the perimeter, reflecting the play of water during the day and deflecting the
scanning laser beams during the evening.
Born in Hungary, artist Blint Bolyg moved to Britain at the age of 9 and lives in London.
CHANCELLOR PASSAGE, MIDDLE DOCK5 30 JANUARY
JUBILEE PARK & WESTFERRY CIRCUS GARDENS
5 16 JANUARY
Three pyramidal light sculptures play with the relationship between light, space and time. Beams of light projected from the apex of each pyramid are choreographed to illuminate the web of wires within the structure, causing sparks of light to appear out of the dark and fly into the air before vanishing.
Created by French artists Roland Devocelle and Audrey Rocher. atsara.fr
Like travellers from another realm, an ethereal deer feeds and two men fly in Jubilee Park. These poetic wire sculptures take on a new
presence as dusk falls and they begin to glow with light.
By French artist Cdric Le Borgne. cedricleborgne.com
CDRIC LE BORGNE
JUBILEE PARK5 30 JANUARY
ELA BRUNEL HAWES
JUBILEE PARK5 30 JANUARY
Floating in the rills of water that run through Jubilee Park are a series of lily pads that magically change colour, activated by the mobile phones of passers-by. Marvel at the spectrum of colour glistening in the water.
Connect to lilypad.wifi, go to l.com and change the colour sequences yourself.
Turkish artist Ela Hawes is based in the UK. elabrunelhawes.squarespace.com
The avenue of trees in Montgomery Square is transformed into a binary clock. An LED spotlight placed at the base of each tree is
programmed to mark out the time in seconds, minutes and hours.
Designed by British artist Raoul Simpson, based in Dublin and London.
MONTGOMERY SQUARE5 30 JANUARY
MONTGOMERY SQUARE5 - 16 JANUARY
This interactive LED sculpture invites the audience to use their hands and body to animate its sound and graphics.The full cycle of audio-graphical compositions goes through five states exploring separate geometric patterns, its audio representation and how it reacts to bodily gestures.
The project is the work of Canadian artist Daniel Iregui. iregular.io
CONTROL NO CONTROL
A playful interactive installation lights up as you walk across the bridge, activating bursts of pink fog as you pass a series of positions along its path. Visible from afar,
this magical artwork entices people to explore and participate.
Danish artist Tine Bech is based in London. tinebech.com
CUBITT STEPS BRIDGE 5 - 16 JANUARY
JUBILEE PLACE MALL5 - 16 JANUARY
Inspired by the way children (and adults!) create angels in the snow, Cinimod adds a digital twist by giving you the chance to be an ice angel. Virtual snow is dispersed when you move your arms whilst taking part in this performance artwork, giving each participant their own digital angel identity.
Cinimod Studio is a cross-discipline art studio based in London. cinimodstudio.com
WINTER LIGHTS WEEKENDFESTIVAL EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
FRIDAY 9 SUNDAY 11 JANUARY
Come and join in with this interactive family friendly weekend and explore all things light. With shining displays, 3D shapes, painting, storytelling, animations and more, the Canary Wharf skyline will be bursting with stunning light spectacles and performances. Visit canarywharf.com for updates and further information.
FRIDAY 9 SUNDAY 11 JANUARY 4-8PMAn engaging and intriguing artwork combining public interaction and digital technologies. See your face light up in live animations drifting around a 4m high large globe!
FRIDAY 9 SUNDAY 11 JANUARY 4-8PMA light installation that tells a tale! Interact with this animated talking book that hosts over 1,000 stories. The audience can even interact with the book and answer its questions or suggest storylines.
HACKSPACE CUBEDLEEDS HACKSPACE
FRIDAY 9 SUNDAY 11 JANUARY 4-8PM
This large scale multi-patterning illuminated cube reacts to touch screen tablets so get
up close and personal to create your own colourful patterns.
FRIDAY 9 SUNDAY 11 JANUARY 4-8PMUse a flashlight, stick or a laser as a paintbrush in this interactive drawing installation and marvel at your own light creations.
TROIS ROBES TAE GON KIM
FRIDAY 9 SUNDAY 11 JANUARY 4-8PM
Hidden amongst the Canary Wharf landscape are three eerie illuminated dresses that float in the dark, their woven 3D optical
fibre changing colour as you walk by.
WATER LIGHT GRAFFITI ANTONIN FOURNEAU
FRIDAY 9 SUNDAY 11 JANUARY 4-8PMTouch this interactive wall made up of a grid of thousands of LED bulbs with water and be amazed by what appears. Use a paintbrush, a water spray, your fingers or anything damp to sketch a brightness message or just draw something unique.
GLOW PERFORMERSWARBLE ENTERTAINMENT
SATURDAY 10 SUNDAY 11 JANUARY 4-8PM
High tech circus entertainment for the dark! Dramatic and exciting glow performers light
up the evening with their fabulous shapes and stunts.
INFORMATIONJUBILEE LINE to Canary Wharf DLR to Canary Wharf or Heron Quays LONDON BUSES D3, D7, D8, 135, 277TFL.GOV.UK
BICYCLES There are over 300 Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations at Canary Wharf.
Canary Wharf provides extensive cycle parking, with over 1,000 free cycle parking spaces and an additional 405 secure cycle parking spaces for public use for which a charge is applied.
THAMES CLIPPERS Canary Wharf to Central London in 23 minutes, 26 times a day 0870 781 5049 THAMESCLIPPERS.COM
PARKING Canary Wharf has four underground public car parks, three of which lead directly into Canary Wharfs Cabot, Canada and Jubilee Place shopping malls.
At weekends and Bank Holidays get 3 hours free parking in C