18. Sylvan Quiet
Novak return to Light Night Leeds with this brand-new projection work inspired by and incorporating the Making A Stand sculpture created for Leeds 2023. Sylvan Quiet seamlessly blends nature and human creativity, inviting viewers on a sensory journey into the delicate essence of woodlands, capturing the forest’s serene beauty and the interplay of light and shadow.
In an era highlighting the fragility of ecosystems, this artwork goes beyond aesthetics and underscores the urgency of our responsibility. Novak’s creation prompts reflection on our connection to the natural world, urging the preservation of these enigmatic ecosystems.
With thanks to Queens Hotel and Schroders Personal Wealth.
19. Public Trust
How serious are the promises we make to one another, the vows we take? What about the pledges made by our public leaders?
Public Trust asks you to make a promise and examine the value of your word. Your vow is recorded in a drawing you can keep, and then displayed on a monumental marquee board for passers-by to see. This board places your words alongside other promises made by politicians, scientists, economists, corporations and weather forecasters, all chosen daily from headline news.
Part of Transform 23 international festival: transformfestival.org. Presented in association with Fierce. Originally commissioned by Now + There.
PLEASE NOTE THIS ARTWORK HAS NOW MOVED TO THE LIGHT, THE HEADROW, LEEDS, LS1 8TL, AND WILL BE AVAILABLE TO VIEW FROM 12TH – 14TH OCTOBER 12PM-10.30PM
Artist: Artur Grycuk (Poland)
Location: Balcony (Viewable from Unity bridge between Little Neville Street and Granary Wharf), New Entrance,
Leeds Train Station
Thursday & Friday 6.30pm – 10.30pm
What 3 Words: ///chief.monkey.organ
Performance key: Outdoor • Quieter Venue • Loud
This installation consists of balloons filled with air and white light that creates a glowing pyramid with simple light sequences. A simple geometric form which represents a minimalist yet very transcendent design. At night, Balloomi becomes a centre-piece around which people gather like moths circling a light bulb.
Sponsored by Network Rail.
A percussive soundtrack interacts with mesmerising glowing patterns of light chasing round large concentric polygon structures representing various polyrhythmic beats. Polyrhythms fuses the visual language of light art with music theory to create a captivating sculptural piece and an invitation to the audience to explore the underlying concept that inspired it.
Warning: Please be aware this artwork contains sequences of flashing lights.
Sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard.
Commissioned by LUTN. Part of the SHINE Emerging Artist programme.