Absolutely Cultured, who were behind Northern Lights (above), are bringing a new outdoor show to the city this autumn. Photo credit: Tom Arran.

Absolutely Cultured announce exciting new autumn event

This Autumn, Absolutely Cultured presents FloodLights, a newly-commissioned public project featuring captivating projections and soundscapes, brand new for Hull in 2021.

The city of Hull, and the lives of its inhabitants, has been shaped by its proximity and relationship to water. Absolutely Cultured, working in partnership with Living With Water, Yorkshire Water and the University of Hull, will be exploring these issues – now even more pertinent than ever – through projection and light installations.

The event will feature work by artists Limbic Cinema, Vent Media and Hull-based Davy & Kristin McGuire.

The event will take place over three nights this October.

The artists involved have all drawn inspiration from the subject of “living with water”. Each night from 22-24 October they will be bringing the city centre to life with moving animations, light installations and atmospheric music.

CEO and artistic director of Absolutely Cultured Stephen Munn said: “FloodLights was originally planned for 2020, so it’s been incredibly exciting to be able to get back to preparing this with our partners and the artists involved.

“Artists have always used creativity to explore important themes and it’s a vital role of the arts to spark meaningful conversations in peoples’ lives. In this instance, considering how cities like Hull can increase resilience, awareness and be better prepared when living so close to water.”

You can find out more about FloodLights here.

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