We are so excited to share the details for FloodLights, our newly-commissioned public project featuring captivating projections and soundscapes – brand new for Hull in Autumn 2021.
The city of Hull, and the lives of its inhabitants, has been shaped by its proximity and relationship to water. Working in partnership with Living With Water, Yorkshire Water and the University of Hull, we’ll be exploring these issues – now even more pertinent than ever – through projection and light installations.
We are excited to be working with artists Limbic Cinema, Vent Media and Hull-based Davy & Kristin McGuire ,who have all drawn inspiration from the subject of “living with water”. Over 22-24 October, 6:30-9:30pm, they will be bringing the city centre to life with moving animations, light installations and atmospheric music.
Find out more about our three installations:
For more information about FloodLights, check out our pages below:
Download our FloodLights Map
FloodLights Digital Programme
To prepare for this public project, we worked with students and researchers from the University of Hull to unpack the theme of water. Participants took part in three creative workshops that covered a variety of topics, such as water as material and in memory, impacts of water on pollution and climate change, and water in symbolism, myth and superstition.
Working with local residents in the Gipsyville area, we’re also approaching these ideas in weekly creative sessions, supported by Hull Libraries and local artists Andy Pea and Hull Carnival Arts. Families and young people are being encouraged to think about these topics while preparing for an upcoming parade around their neighbourhood on the Saturday night of FloodLights.
This project has been made possible with the support of our partners, Living With Water, Yorkshire Water and the University of Hull.
22-24 October 2021
Hull city centre
Outdoor installations are unticketed
Limbic Cinema's indoor installation is ticketed to manage capacity. Book your free ticket now on their artist page.
Floodlights, 2021. Absolutely Cultured © Tom Stevens
Yoga @ Humber Street Gallery. Creative Hull, 2021. Courtesy of Absolutely Cultured © James Mulkeen
Yoga @ Humber Street Gallery
Jasleen Kaur, Be Like Teflon, installation view, 2021. Courtesy of the artist and Copperfield, London
Flesh ‘n’ Blood, Jasleen Kaur
© Kat Griffin
Sound Bath @ Humber Street Gallery
Peel Street Park Mural, Lydia Caprani. Absolutely Cultured © Gerry Smyth
Model City workshop, Absolutely Cultured © Thomas Arran
Learning Resources and Activities
Kristin McGuire © Studio McGuire / Nikki Rummer © Camilla Greenwell
An evening of physical performance with Kristin McGuire and Nikki Rummer
Managing yourself as a creative
An evening with Tamar & Jo, 2021. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery © Tom Arran
Working with Children and Young People
Imagination Alley, Absolutely Cultured © Tom Arran
Installation view. HSG Open Call - Season Two. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist, 2021. © Jules Lister
HSG Open Call - Season Three
© Funke Alafiatayo
In Conversation as Collective Strategy
Creative Case for Diversity: An Introduction
Fruit Factory Network site visit to Bloc Projects, Sheffield © Absolutely Cultured