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Fly By Night

Fly By Night

The Kazimier has created a dreamlike subterranean railway for Fly by Night in this year’s River of Light Trail.

This stunning artwork features 8 large custom stained glass windows which are set into the mouth of the tunnel opening on the canal. The edge of the windows meets the edge of the water and gives the impression that they are a permanent installation.

Each of the windows is made up of small panels of multicolored acrylic with each panel aligned along with geometric patterns which beak up towards the water.

More information on the inspiration behind this artwork and the artists behind it is coming soon!


Description of Fly By Night installation for visually impaired visitors

The artwork consists of 8 large custom stained glass windows, set into the mouth of the tunnel opening. The windows meet the water edge and appear to be permanently installed. The windows are made up of small panels of multi-coloured acrylic, the panels are aligned along with geometric patterns and break up towards the water’s edge evoking a sense of erosion. Set inside the tunnel is a series of powerful motorised lights that scan the windows from the back and slowly change hues. Suggesting to the audience a sensation that a train is passing through an underground tunnel.

Description of soundscape for Fly By Night installation for hearing impaired visitors

Inspiration for the soundtrack came from the incredible world of amateur train enthusiasts on Youtube – expertly documented clips of trains from across the world all with their own unique sonic landscape. Through sampling these clips, musical compositions have been built up incorporating both the sound of the trains themselves and also the accidental background noise of the environment they were filmed in -from snow-covered Russian freight trains to crowded Indian commuter lines.


Event Date: Friday 22nd October – Sunday 7th November 2021

LOCATION: Canal, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1DP

Contact Details

Culture Liverpool, Tel: 0151 233 2008


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