The LightNight programme features seven new commissions alongside a huge programme of events and activities spread right across the city centre; read more about this year’s commissions, and the artists behind them, below:
In a world that has been irreversibly transformed by climate change, in Patrick Dineen’s The Polar Bear Waltz the last polar bear on Earth sings an aria in memory of the beautiful Arctic land he once knew.
Double D Divas introduces you to Dolly Twinkle and Dora Bella, the most exciting double act since Velma and Veronica (deceased) Kelly. Both are fighting to find their place in a world that takes no account of their singular talents or their particular disabilities. Expect singing, heartbreak, drag, slippers, and British Sign Language.
At Liverpool Cathedral, AV artist In Atoms will create an exclusive new installation, presented as a two-screen dialogue with an original musical score.
Jayson Haebich’s installation explores the transformation of light by passing a laser through a special lens to break it into millions of component colours.
In Singing Mirror by Jack Wates and and Alex Mead at the British Music Experience, audiences will find themselves transformed in a series of projected kaleidoscopic patterns by a light and sound installation they can control by interacting with projected ‘mirrors’.
At the Albert Dock Tmesis Theatre present Grandma was a Monkey, a highly visual and physical spectacle telling the story of human evolution.
Stanza is a site-specific light installation by artist John Elcock that will transform a device familiar to us in our daily encounters with the modern world into something altogether more enigmatic and less purposeful. Selected fragments of his published poetry will form the basis of the piece, in which a city street will become a place for poetry, reflection and illumination.