Our installation ‘Forecast’ was shown in Leeds Central Library on Light Night together with a participatory sand animation workshop led by animator Rozi Fuller and puppeteer Liz Walker. Our partnership with The Northern Film School means the artists were ably assisted by 2 student volunteers, Oscar and Rachel.
Throughout the eve we had a steady stream of families having a go with the sand animation with many people intrigued by the technique. As they drew, their drawings were captured and shown back to them as their own animation whilst being projected inside and outside the building.
‘Forecast’ is a film in response to the LiLAC group’s poem (all part of our Get Started project), which in turn is in response to David Shearing’s The Weather Cafe, which took place in 2016. One participant was delighted with this response exclaiming, ‘Ah the circle of creativity.’
We managed to capture quotes from inside and outside of the library including “ooh what’s that?” and “Lets go in …” It was a great night and and the vibe in the city throughout Light Night was great!
You can view the full version of ‘Forecast’ on our Audio/visual page and you can see some stills from the animation below.