In July 2022 Absolutely Cultured presented Luminarium, a walk-in sculpture designed by Alan Parkinson of Architects of Air that invited visitors to explore a labyrinth of light and colour.

Luminarium was a family-friendly installation that had 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 gave visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy a few minutes of mindfulness. Inspired by Islamic, Gothic and Modern architecture, it combined intricate engineering with joyful visual design to create a truly sensory experience.

The 12-sided inflatable structure that visited Pearson Park was Dodecalis. It took the form of three cavernous domes connected by tunnels and pods. As sunlight filtered through coloured fabric, silver surfaces were illuminated and filled the space with gradually changing hues.


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


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