The city of Hull, and the lives of its inhabitants, has been shaped by its proximity and relationship to water. Through brand new projection and light installations commissioned by Absolutely Cultured, we’ll be exploring this issue – now even more pertinent than ever.
We are excited to be working with artists Limbic Cinema, Vent Media and Hull-based Studio McGuire, who have all drawn inspiration from the subject of “living with water”. Over a series of evenings, they will be bringing the city centre to life with moving animations, light installations and atmospheric music.
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.
We will reveal more about FloodLights as we get closer to the event, so keep an eye on our social channels and this page for updates.
This project has been made possible with the support of our partners, Living With Water, Yorkshire Water and the University of Hull.
Hull city centre
Ferref. Leo Fitzmaurice, Enjoy Civic Life. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist, 2020. © Jules Lister
Enjoy Civic Life, Leo Fitzmaurice
PRS Foundation's New Music Biennial 2019, Absolutely Cultured © Tom Arran
Alda - Dodda Maggý. Urban Legends: Northern Lights, Absolutely Cultured © Chris Pepper
Installation view. Leo Fitzmaurice, Autosuggestions. Courtesy of The Sunday Painter and the artist, 2020. © Ollie Hammick
Autosuggestions, Leo Fitzmaurice
Imagination Alley, Absolutely Cultured © Tom Arran
Installation View. HSG Open Call - Season One. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artists, 2021. © Jules Lister
HSG Open Call - Season One (2021)
Peel Street Park, Absolutely Cultured © Sergej Komkov
Play equipment and mural
Model City workshop, Absolutely Cultured © Thomas Arran