28th September 2005
INTERNATIONAL ARTIST COMES TO
The world’s brightest projector will be used to light up the grounds of
For the installation, entitled ‘Under Scan’, the projector will be mounted atop a tall tower, casting shadows of passers-by on the ground. These will be detected by a computer tracking system which will activate video portraits of local people which will ‘come to life’ in the shadows of passing pedestrians.
The piece will be the largest installation of its kind worldwide, spanning over 2,500 square metres.
The £1 million project, funded by the East
Midlands Development Agency, will open at the university on 25th
November but after ten days it will move around Leicester, Nottingham and
During October, Rafael is embarking a week-long Under Scan public lecture tour which gets underway at the
It offers a unique opportunity to hear more about Rafael’s work and take part in open discussions about his many previous major public space installations, his rationale for Under Scan and his aspirations for the impact of the piece.
Rafael has won two BAFTA awards for interactive art, in 2002 and again in 2005.
work includes high-profile commissions like celebrations for the expansion of
the European Union in
The lecture, entitled ‘Anti-monuments: public takeover of the city’, will be held in the University of Lincoln’s School of Architecture Building on Monday 3rd October from 6.30pm till 8.30pm.
To book places on the public lecture tour contact project managers ArtReach on 0116 261 6882.
For more information contact:
Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer
(01522) 886244 firstname.lastname@example.org