21 May 2021 5pm – Late


20:30 – 23:00

Liverpool Central Library

NB: This event is from our 2020 calendar.

Liverpool Central Library
William Brown Street
L3 8EW

0151 233 3069

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A Portal has opened.

A mysterious glowing disc appears in the grand Picton Reading Room, inviting people to play. PORTALS is a mesmerizing interactive experience for all ages and abilities, allowing users to intuitively generate complex patterns through movement and colour.

Phase One explores the generative properties of feedback and movement through projection mapping. Through audience movement and interaction, intricate patterns organically emerge from the portal, accompanied by sound samples by Liverpool composer Tom Rea Smith.

For Phase Two, digital artist Sam Meech and musician Raz Ullah present a special performance in surround sound, using coloured lasers to generate organic video forms in Red, Green and Blue, that trigger a sweeping synth soundscape.

PORTALS is a sci-fi inspired interactive video-mapping installation and AV performance exploring time, space and recursive patterns in nature. Hypnotic, enchanting, almost alive.

Libraries are portals to culture, stories, ideas. Taking inspiration from the awesome circular reading room of Liverpool Central Library, PORTALS creates a window in space-time – a glimpse to another dimension.

Encounter something surreal. An everyday sci-fi experience.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants