‘Ways of Seeing’ is an interactive projection mapping installation which plays with how we connect and interact with the hidden histories of Leeds College of Art’s inhabitants and their creations through the architecture of the Vernon St site.
This is the premiere of a new interactive story-telling projection mapping technique from Amorphous Orchestra using a custom designed system.
Through a fluid portal to a multitude of timelines and artists, we will see selected work from current students and the eclectic catalogue of alumni artworks, films, illustrations, designs, photography and textiles from as far back as 1846, allowing us to experience the art within oscillating tessellations and ripples that rearrange the front elevation of the building.
Visual reality will change and shift as it is rearranged by the soundscapes emanating from the base of the projection from renowned musicians Christophe de Bezenac and Chris Sharkey. Catch one of their live improvised pieces, at 8pm, 9pm or 10pm or listen out for looped remnants of the performances and interact via a drum machine which will influence and steer the visual mosaic in unexpected and unpredictable directions.
RAG week advertising in City Square. Students C1948 including the Vernon Street Ramblers, Diz Disley (Banjo) , Trevor Bell (Guitar), Ed O'Donnell (Trombone), Paul Williams (Trumpet), Alan Cooper (Clarinet).
Alumni, former staff and students who feature in the project include;
Jacob Kramer, Henry Moore, Dame Barbara Hepworth, Kenneth Armitage CBE, Bernard Schottlander, Trevor Bell, Vernon Street Ramblers (Diz Disley, Tevor Bell, Ed O'Donnell, Paul Williams, Alan Cooper), Edna Lumb, Ralph Brown, Laurie Burt, Frankie Vaughan CBE, Richard Downer, Harry Thubron, Eric Atkinson, Ron Collins, Colin Millward, Tom Hudson, Bob Peck, Laimonis Mierins, Glen Baxter, Stass Paraskos, Les Evans (Boyd and Evans), Patrick Hughes, Alison Britton OBE, Les Coleman, Carol McNicoll, Patrick Oliver, Tony Scott, Eric Bainbridge, Andrew Havenhand, Nick Pearson, Marcus Harvey, Damien Hirst, Paul Fryer, Clio Barnard, Georgina Starr, Leigh Francis, Deborah Bowness, Danny Sangra, Lizzie Harrison, Jay Cover (Nous Vous), Rav Matharu, Melanie King, Dan Ross, Janey Walklin, Chris Luk, Natalie Owen, Gareth Edwards, Amber Gudger, Harry Maberley, Andy Foster & Martin O’Dea.
With special thanks to the Jorge Lewinski Archive, The Hepworth Wakefield and Bridgeman Images.