Requirements are lighting to create atmosphere, such as a wash up the walls of the ancient monument and lighting to highlight an art installation of 1000 bottles of Solent water suspended 3-4 metres above via scaffolding.
ArtVaults live is an exciting programme of free performative art, activities and events hosted within Canute’s Palace, a Historical Medieval Monument located on lower higher street within Southampton’s Old Town.
Throughout each weekend of September 2018, local artists will make inventive use of this unique location, expressing the heritage of the site through insightful and engaging live art. The collective programme, titled, ‘Rara Avis’, celebrates the extraordinarily imaginative way artists bring us together to explore themes of heritage, mythology, capitalism, thing-hood, co-production and masquerade.
This event was hosted on the 1st September with the presentation of a temporary public art installation by artist Amanda Moore and likely performances resurrecting the tale of Mad King Ludwig, an eccentric Bavarian Monarch.
Keeping the lighting to a minimum was not only to fit within the limited power availability, but to show sometimes less is more using four ETC Source Four’s allowed Moxhams to illuminate the installation, as well as six CORE COLOURPOINT’s to wash the wall behind the live performance area.
Taking advantage of the scaffolding structure enabled the lights to be installed at different heights and angles to give maximum impact from a small installation.
The light refracting through the water gave an ambience of warmth and historical detail with a candle light felling and guise. As the evening drew in the installation became more prominent acting as an impressive chandelier providing an incredible amount of light within the Palace ruins.