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Manchester Central Library

& The Bridgewater Hall 

December 2015

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Manchester City Centre

December 2015

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Manchester City Centre

December 2015

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Manchester City Centre

December 2015

Come and visit us

Thursday, 10th December

5.00 - 8.00 pm

Friday, 11th December

5.30 - 8.00 pm

Saturday, 12th December

5.30 - 8.00 pm

 

PROGRAMME

Luminous Birds – Kathy Hinde

LumBirds06small Kathy Hinde’s interdisciplinary approach combines different art forms frequently through collaborations with other practitioners, partnerships with scientists, and input from the

UV Badge-making

Spectra_Badgemaking2_Photo_See-Imagine-Define---2015 Come and light yourself up at our UV Badge-making stand, where you can create your own glow in the dark badge! ARTIST:

Lost and Found – Elisa Artesero

Elisa-walking-through-Shadow-Path-LHMH Lost and Found are understated light and reflection pieces activated by the viewer. Passers by interrupt the reflection to become

Relay – Kaj Duncan David

kaj lights Saturday 12th December 2015, 6pm Manchester Central Library Techno-logical music for amplified electromagnetic relay and three light-bulbs. A relay is used

Entropy – Carlos Bernal

FB-1ENTROPY Entropy is an audio-visual installation based on Video Mapping projections and sound reactive LED strips. It creates a new dimension, a

Sodley-on-Sea – Mark Page

At The Beach Sodley-on-Sea 2015 Sodley-on-Sea is a photographic social documentary series about an imaginary British seaside town. Sodley is made

Luminous Birds – Kathy Hinde

LumBirds06small Kathy Hinde’s interdisciplinary approach combines different art forms frequently through collaborations with other practitioners, partnerships with scientists, and input from the

Lost and Found – Elisa Artesero

Elisa-walking-through-Shadow-Path-LHMH Lost and Found are understated light and reflection pieces activated by the viewer. Passers by interrupt the reflection to become

Entropy – Carlos Bernal

FB-1ENTROPY Entropy is an audio-visual installation based on Video Mapping projections and sound reactive LED strips. It creates a new dimension, a

Sodley-on-Sea – Mark Page

At The Beach Sodley-on-Sea 2015 Sodley-on-Sea is a photographic social documentary series about an imaginary British seaside town. Sodley is made

Paul Friedlander Artist Talk

Screenshot 2013-12-05 19.22.49(3)Time: Thursday 5th December, 5pm Location: Manchester Central Library Cafe As a child I dreamed of building my own space

UV Badge-making

Spectra_Badgemaking2_Photo_See-Imagine-Define---2015 Come and light yourself up at our UV Badge-making stand, where you can create your own glow in the dark badge! ARTIST:

Relay – Kaj Duncan David

kaj lights Saturday 12th December 2015, 6pm Manchester Central Library Techno-logical music for amplified electromagnetic relay and three light-bulbs. A relay is used

Artists

Wendie Williams

Face painter

A professional face painter for 12 years. My love of face painting began here in the North West and over the past years I have worked as a face painter at many events including: fun days, corporate events, Sure Start fun days, school fetes. Read More

Sharon Campbell

CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ARTIST

Sharon is an artist based in Manchester at Rogue studios, working in the fields of contemporary visual art, social engagement and architectural glass design. Read more

Lumenpulse AlphaLED

Lighting Solutions Manufacturer

Lumenpulse AlphaLED is a leading specification-grade LED lighting solutions manufacturer. Established via Lumenpulse’s acquisition of AlphaLED in 2014, Lumenpulse AlphaLED offers a range of sustainable, high-performance LED luminaires for retail, commercial and architectural applications. Read more

Tyson Lighting Design

Lighting Design Practice

Tyson Lighting Design is an independent lighting design practice which blends creative conceptual ideas with functional lighting solutions. Read more

Lauren Sagar

Visual Artist

Lauren Sagar's art projects are about building community and storytelling. Read more

Hannah Ayre

PARTICIPATORY ARTIST

Hannah Ayre is a participatory artist working with audiences where the boundaries between art, craft, performance & collaboration are blurred. Read more

Louise Wilde

ILLUSTRATOR

Louise graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2002, with an MA in Animation Direction and completed the Postgraduate Drawing programme at the Royal Drawing School in 2012. Read more

The Bury Collective

ARTIST COLLECTIVE

The Bury Collective are a collaboration of artists from Bury and Manchester and have been working together for 6 years. Read more  

Matthew Olden

COMPUTER ARTIST

Matthew is a computer artist who makes interesting things by programming his computer. He makes a wide range of computer programs that make music, do visuals and manipulate data. Matthew then more often than not uses these programs in performance.

Richard William Wheater

ARTIST

Richard is a contemporary artist working in various media, with a fascination for glass and neon. Read more

Mark Page

PHOTOGRAPHER

Specialising in socially-engaged creative photography with a satirical edge and a distinct Northern voice Mark Page has been a practicing artist for fourteen years since gaining a BA Fine Art & Documentary Photography from Liverpool John Moores in 2001. Read more

South Iceland Chamber Choir

CHOIR

Founded in 1997 The South Iceland Chamber Choir (SICC) / Kammerkór Suðurlands is well known for its versatile repertoire ranging from jazz and pop music to compositions reflecting the newest trends in contemporary music. Read more

Kathy Hinde

Audio-Visual Artist

Renowned for seamless combining of high and low tech, digital and analogue. Her approach combines different art forms making audio-visual installations and site specific sound sculptures. Read more

Halldór Smarason

COMPOSER

Halldór was selected as a composer in residence to write a new piece for Psappha Ensemble working with the rich archives of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester, UK. Read more

Jacob Tequila

DESIGNER, PHOTOGRAPHER AND TEACHER

Jacob explores the field between traditional visual art and generative computer art for more than 2 decades. He has been working with video projections and motion graphics for film, music videos,TV and various stage, cabaret and theatre work and has exhibited photographic art at galleries in Denmark. Read more

Carlos Bernal

VJ/Projection Artist

Carlos Bernal is an audio-visual artist and graphic designer based in Manchester focused on projections of light in space and it's influence on our perception working with audio-visual installations and site specific light sculptures since 2009. Read more

Psappha Ensemble

CLASSICAL MUSIC ENSEMBLE

Psappha Ensemble is a partner on Curated Place's Moving Classics Scheme. Psappha is unique in its artistic offering as the North of England's only stand-alone, professional contemporary classical music ensemble. Read more

Kaj Duncan David

COMPOSER, PERFORMER AND CURATOR

His work explores various intersections between instrumental, electronic, audio-visual and installatory forms. His recent work often incorporates light and/or video, sometimes involves concrete/everyday situations, and increasingly explores post-rave aesthetics and scenic or site-specific composition. Read more

Jack White

COMPOSER

Jack White studied music at Somerville College, Oxford. His postgraduate studies have been undertaken solely at Cardiff University where he has recently finished his PhD in composition. Read more

Enrica Sciandrone

PIANIST AND COMPOSER

Enrica Sciandrone’s is a composer for Curated Place's Moving Classics Scheme and is undertaking a residency with Psappha Ensemble. Former pianist, Enrica studied traditional and contemporary composition in Italy. Read more

Jorgen Callesen

PERFORMER AND LIGHT ARTIST

Jorgen Callesen has worked with digital media and performance art for more than 20 years. As a practicing artist he has created performances, lectures and installations which often include digital, interactive and generative media. Read more  

Andrew Brooks

Photographer & Digital Artist

Andrew Brooks is a Manchester based artist, photographer and film maker. The focus of his work is spaces and the landscape, which he captures with striking realism by meticulously combining hundreds of digital photographs and video footage. Read more  

Paul Friedlander

Scientific artist and light sculptor

Paul Friedlander is a scientific artist and a light sculptor with a degree in physics and maths from Sussex University. His works use persistence of vision, a property of how light is perceived combined with movement to create a three dimensional kinetic body of light in sculptural form. Read more

Joe Duddell

COMPOSER

As a highly acclaimed composer, in 2009 Joe was invited by Manchester International Festival to orchestrate and conduct Elbow and The Hallé in The Bridgewater Hall Read more  

Eyvind Gulbrandsen

Composer

Norwegian Gulbrandsen lives and works in Denmark as a composer and a teacher in composition. His works include chamber music, music for orchestra and theatre, electronic/electro-acoustic music and installations. Read more

Stephen Nuttall

Artist & Illustrator

Manchester based Stephen Nuttall has worked as a freelance artist for over a decade. His work ranges from child friendly illustrations through to politically and socially focused graphics. He is currently mid-way through Masters in Illustration at Manchester School of Art. Read more

Ulf Pedersen

Light Artist

Working as an artist in the public realm for some 15 years Pedersen’s work combines light and sound to create spatial experiences. Much of his work over recent years has been in outdoor locations and often architectural in scale transforming the act of looking into a physical experience. Read more

Elisa Artesero

Light Artist and Poet

Elisa Artesero specialises in Light Art using installation, text, photography, glass and film to capture light’s essence. She was one of the top 5 curator choices for NOISE Festival 2014, selected from over 5,000 entries by Tim Marlow, Director of Artistic Programmes at the Royal Academy. Read more

Anke Eckardt

Sonic Artist

Anke Eckardt’s work encompasses multisensory sculptures and installations, research and teaching. She uses sound in combination with other media/materials such as e.g. fluids, concrete, beams of light. Read more

Toby Heys

Sound Artist

Dr Toby Heys has worked as a Digital Technologies Research Fellow in MIRIAD since 2012. He produces music, sound / video installations and web projects as a member of 'Battery Operated' and robotic / electronic media projects as a member of 'The KIT Collaboration'. Read more

Nick Malbon

Lighting Designer and Media Expert

Nick Malbon is one of the UK’s leading lighting designers and projection specialists working across stage, film and TV. A technical expert in catalyst, chamsys and MA2 he is also director of Lighting Made Simple. Read more

Adelle Stripe

Poet

Adelle has published three collections of poetry and her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Times, The Stool Pigeon and Morning Star. In 2012 Dark Corners of the Land was named Poetry Book of the Year at the 3:AM Awards and was also a Scotsman Book of the Year.  Read more

Trevor Johnson

Graphic Designer and Typographer

Trevor Johnson has been creating iconic images, typography and graphics for the past five decades. He forged his reputation in the days of the 80s & 90’s Madchester rave scene with designs for the legendary Hacienda nightclub and its owners Factory Records - the bedrock of the modern creative economy in the city. Read more

About Enlighten Manchester

During three nights this December Curated Place with city-wide partners are celebrating UNESCO's International Year of Light by delivering a major event showcasing light, sound and public art in and around the outstanding building of Manchester Central Library and in the Bridgewater Hall. We have ambitious future plans  enliven Manchester's Civic Quarter while providing a way for artists and the public to improve the city. Most of the works in this year’s festival will be made specifically for Manchester through Curated Place residency and partnership programme ensuring that the culture Manchester is so rightly proud of has a place to be produced. We aim to deliver a major event showcasing light, sound and public art. In order to do so we need your support - to find out how to get involved go to TAKE PART.

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