Video: Global Rainbow
By Stephen Noble on March 2, 2012 in Art & Design
It could be the finest tribute to Pink Floyd, if only it had anything to do with Dark Side Of The Moon. Starting tonight, for 5 nights, the coastal sky will have a big naff off lazer shooting over people’s heads.
Global Rainbow, part of the Cultural Olympiad, is the work of American Artist Yvette Mattern and will be visible from St Mary’s Lighthouse and down 8km of North Tyneside coastline (so long as it’s a clear night).
The UK premiere of this lazer show is the first of a series of events all centered around the Olympics. Alison Clark Jenkins, the regional director of Arts Council England, said: “Not only is the project delivering art on a very large scale to many thousands of people, but it’s welcoming an international artist to the region, and is the culmination of a great deal of careful planning and creative programming. This is just a taste of what’s to come over the course of what is set to be a groundbreaking year for culture in the North East.”
The switch is flipped tonight from 6pm until midnight.
- Alison Barratt – Seen And Now Heard