Absolutely Cultured presents Luminarium, a walk-in sculpture designed by Alan Parkinson of Architects of Air that will invite visitors to explore a labyrinth of light and colour.
Luminarium is a family-friendly installation that has a calming effect on adults whilst encouraging children to think, question and explore. Taking inspiration from natural shapes such as soap bubbles, plant formations and organic cells, the interactive sculpture gives visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy a few minutes of mindfulness. Inspired by Islamic, Gothic and Modern architecture, it combines intricate engineering with joyful visual design to create a truly sensory experience.
The 12-sided inflatable structure visiting Pearson Park is Dodecalis. It takes the form of three cavernous domes connected by tunnels and pods. As sunlight filters through coloured fabric, silver surfaces are illuminated and fill the space with gradually changing hues.
Remove your shoes and pass through an airlock into an inflatable world of extraordinary colour.
Absolutely Cultured has ensured that Luminarium will be accessible and numerous HEY! Volunteers will be on site to welcome and guide visitors.
About Architects of Air
Architects of Air, a Nottingham-based arts company, has been building a variety of luminaria since 1992. Over the last thirty years these fascinating temporary structures have toured 43 countries and received over three million visitors, presenting a transformative space half the size of a football pitch that feels like a living painting.
Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 July 2022
Pearson Park, Beverley Road, Hull, HU5 2 TQ
Entry every 30 minutes from 11am – 5pm each day.
Tickets are £3 per person. Advance booking will incur a booking fee.
Children under 5 are admitted free of charge.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 1 July.
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Installation view. HSG Open Call. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist, 2022. © Absolutely Cultured
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