United Visual Artists and Amenity Space have created installations for the newly expanded home of Opera North in Leeds.
Launching today, UVA’s month-long installation at the Howard Assembly Rooms features a series of illuminated pendulums that swing along to a soundtrack by musician Mira Calix.
London-based architecture and design group Amenity Space has created a second, permanent installation. Trace will track the movement of pedestrians on the new 30m-long bridge linking Opera North’s Grand Theatre to the Howard Assembly Rooms. Data from walkers will be translated into pulses of coloured light visible to passers-by beneath the bridge.
The Culture Company commissioned UVA and Amenity Space six months ago to create artworks for the newly refurbished, Victorian-era Howard Assembly Rooms, which opened in January as an arts centre.