Where Do We Go from Here? uses a specially choreographed interplay of light, shadow and sound to guide people through Hull’s Old Town. It encourages people to explore the city’s night-time streets as dormant robots awaken, responding to the city’s architecture, interacting with one another and with Hull’s residents and visitors.
The site-specific installations focus on three areas around Hull’s Old Town, each featuring a different configuration of re-purposed industrial robots of varying sizes from ground to rooftop. The robots communicate through woven networks and act as light guides creating kinetic animations resulting in an inquisitive acquaintance with the city. With a wide range of light effects, from beams to constellations, shadows and reflections, the robots animate and highlight unseen places and encourage people to see Hull in a new light. Specially sourced and curated soundscapes add to the experience.
The commission’s exhilarating mix of art and technology embodies key themes for Hull as it reflects on a successful year as UK City of Culture and looks towards the future. More information about the project can be found here:
Images by James Medcraft
(The full 3 minute sequence)
Whilst at Jason Bruges Studio I worked on generating the animated content for the robots at Beverly Gate. The robots acted as gate keepers to the city. They performed a playful sequence of passing light around to each other and then signalling to the spectators through morse code. The sound was composed by Joe Reeves. Below are some of my animation tests in Cinema4d.