First year BA Dance students from the University will perform an improvised dance piece in response to the artwork Aeolian Light by Squidsoup. Aeolian Light has never been exhibited outdoors, so this presents an exciting challenge for our students and the artist as well as a unique visual experience for onlookers.
A new and exclusively-commissioned light artwork for Quays Culture and the University of Salford, Aeolian Light, which takes its name from Aeolus, the Greek God of wind, is a bespoke creation for this unique location. Taking inspiration from The Quays’ notoriously windy environment, the lights on the artwork will flicker, pulsate and change colour in response to wind and human movement.
The large-scale outdoor artwork is a 10m2 cube-like structure consisting of strands of lights (around 12,000 bulbs) which will be situated on the Plaza between The Lowry and the Lowry Outlet, from Thursday 18 December 2014 until Wednesday 7 January 2015.
The University is delighted to be working with Quays Culture again and, in addition to this dance piece, Squidsoup artist Anthony Rowe will be talking about his art practice and Squidsoup's new artwork Aeolian Light on Thursday 18 December at 4.00pm. For more information and to book tickets visit the Squidsoup talk page.