Friday 4 October 2013 – Special Light Night Art Walk

Apologies for the late posting of details about October’s Art Walk. The first week of October is a busy one for Pavilion, so after some umming and ahhing we have decided not to host a a walk on the first Wednesday of the month. Instead we are running a walk as part of the fantastic Light Night event on Friday 4th. So if you haven’t been to Light Night before, or you simply fancy experiencing some of its delights with other walkers then come and join us.

Friday 4 October 2013 Art Walk Schedule

Meet outside Leeds Grand Theatre at 5.30pm.

5.30 pm Howard Assembly Rooms: The Sea Interludes
6.00 pm St John’s Church David Bridges: Three Floating Forms
6.30 pm Leeds City Museum Phase Revival: An Optical Harmonica
7.00 pm Leeds Town Hall Pavilion presents Harold Offeh’s Pinatopia & Mount Folly.

Light Night is a programme of free art events for one night only that aims to shine a new light on the city of Leeds. There are events all around the city from 5pm until late. Full details can be found at: http://lightnightleeds.co.uk

The Leeds Art Walk is a monthly tour of exhibitions in Leeds led by Pavilion and artist Amelia Crouch. For more information please contact gill@pavilion.org.uk or 0113 343 2718

More about the exhibitions/events:

The Sea Interludes

For Light Night 2013 and as part of Opera North’s Festival of Britten, the high tide sweeps Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes into the Howard Assembly Room. Visitors are immersed in the sounds of the sea via a surround-sound recording of The Orchestra of Opera North.

A small flotilla of sailboats sailing across the floor provides the perfect environment in which to settle in and listen. The sails are filled with short films full of the bluster and billow of the sea. Inspired by Phyllida Lloyd’s production of Peter Grimes, these are images of the real northern seas: the fish-markets, coastlines and lifeboat crews of Grimsby and Whitby.

Three Floating Forms

This site-specific installation comprises a triptych of suspended sculptural forms, video projection and light, created by artist Dave Bridges.

An Optical Harmonica

Phase Revival: An Optical Harmonica is a hypnotic, kinetic installation using swinging pendulums, lenses and light to explore the effects of phase and oscillation.

Pinatopia & Mount Folly

Harold Offeh’s Pinatopia & Mount Folly is an ostentatious display of wealth and power, with roots in empire and capitalism, centred on the pineapple as a status symbol in the eighteenth century. Through a playful spectacle, reminiscent of Carmen Miranda’s exuberant carnivalesque performance in The Gang’s All Here (1943), Offeh exchanges the modern banana for the baroque pineapple that was historically grown in hothouses at Leeds’ Temple Newsam House. A processional walk, celebrating the ‘the king of fruit’ historically grown in hothouse at Temple Newsam, will start outside Leeds Town Hall at 7pm.

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