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Output Arts’ recent artwork 'Sand' explores collaboration and emergent behaviour – where a simple set of rules creates a canvas on which participants freely experiment and find their own forms of expression, bringing interactive outdoors artworks into the community for families and strangers alike to play together.

Drawing inspiration from East Asian shadow theatre and the universal delight people take in playing with casting shadows, Frieze expands on this idea of self-expression while exploring themes of light and dark, memory and loss, motion and stillness.

Frieze is a large-scale, participatory, projected light artwork. It consists of a wall filled with light, projected such that people standing in front of the wall cast shadows at ground level. If the participants freeze for a moment, their shadow is captured and remembered. When they then move, their shadow will remain cast on the wall. The installation will retain a number of shadows, with older ones dissolving back into light. In this way, participants may construct a tableaux by simply moving and stopping. By stepping towards or away from the wall, participants can play with scale, making giant shadows to interact with. A single participant can make simple scenes, while multiple participants can create complicated constantly evolving pictures.

Little Light Nights

October 3, 2015

Oastler Square, Bradford

October 24, 2015

Ivegate, Bradford

November 21, 2015

Bow Creek, London

November 28, 2015

Canning Town, London

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The Brick Box