Launching Sunday 25 October, take a walk around King’s Lynn after dark to experience Ben Sheppee’s thought-provoking artwork
Ben Sheppee’s DRAWDOWN – a series of beautiful large-scale projections on historic buildings around King’s Lynn, highlight ways to reverse the effects of climate change. The project draws on research from a 2017 comprehensive plan to reverse global warming, developed by an international coalition of leading researchers, scientists and policymakers. Further detail of each of the measures will be released on social media.
The projections will be available to view at the following locations from twilight on Sunday 25 October until 10pm each day up to Tuesday 24 November. Please follow social distancing measures when visiting the sites.
- The Custom House
- King’s Lynn Minster
- St Nicholas’ Chapel
- Greyfriars Tower
The impact of the 2020 national lock-down has shown us that change can be made and some positive effects have been experienced including people commuting less and becoming more aware of their environment… Can this be the beginning of an influential change? The work aims not to emphasize the problems of climate change, but highlight some of the solutions and provide empowerment through awareness.
DRAWDOWN is supported by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Arts Council England, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Discover King’s Lynn BID, Norfolk County Council and the Audrey Muriel Stratford Trust.
DRAWDOWN is the first of four climate related artworks by Collusion that will be delivered between October 2020 and May 2022 as part of the GAME ON series. GAME ON aims to establish King’s Lynn as a national centre of excellence for cultural innovation in interactive, town-scale projection-based artworks, supported by a networked digital cluster of specialist creative businesses.
Ben Sheppee (b.1978, Bristol, UK) has been part of the visuals and AR scene for over twenty years. His works lean towards minimalist abstraction, creating worlds where the elemental play of structure, light, and icon compete for the leading role, and have been exhibited at major arts venues including Tate Britain, the National Portrait Gallery and the San Francisco MOMA. In addition to working as a practicing artist, Sheppee’s career has seen him set up one of the first ever VJ labels, where he produced numerous albums of visual content by 70 artists; develop an online school for audiovisual art and performance, and provide work for clients including the British Museum, the BBC and INTEL. He has also been commissioned for work on National Television in the UK, LA and Japan, and his performances have opened the Hollywood Independent Film Festival. He is currently creative director at his founding company Observatory, where he continues to develop his profile as an artist and director. Having lived and worked in San Francisco, Tokyo and Paris, Sheppee is now based in South East London.