Here's how the projects came together
Over four months, the teams collaborated to create these projects, which were shown at the Tuesday Market Place, the Custom House, Greyfriars Tower and King’s Lynn Arts Centre. Working closely with The Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Collusion supported the teams to test early-stage ideas, experiment and push the boundaries of live data and projection technologies placed around King’s Lynn town centre.
Starting Spring 2017, Collusion held a series of events in King’s Lynn for local creatives with a April 2017 callout for four teams to take part in this R&D Challenge. The project welcomed experienced creatives who were up for learning some new skills and seeing how they can apply these to the creation of new projection based works for the Lynn Lumiere projection systems.
This project is part of a wider arts and technology programme, in_collusion, and the work here in King’s Lynn is the first research and development (R&D) project to be completed. During the weekend showcase, people received a glow-in-the-dark wristband and become official testers, tasked to experience the artworks and feedback on each as part of the R&D process.
Rachel Drury, Director of Collusion explains “This project has attracted some amazing creative talent from in and around the King’s Lynn area. The teams have built on their existing skills and knowledge through the masterclasses and subsequent experimentation to come up with a set of outstanding creative projects. We’re looking forward to seeing the public response and considering the next steps”.