An a-Mazing UK debut for Light Night Leeds
An a-mazing UK debut is among the attractions in store for visitors to this year’s Light Night Leeds.
Having its UK premiere is ‘Heofon’, an immersive light maze taking center stage in Granary Wharf as part of the annual event which illuminates the city from 5th-6th October.
The lighting installation, which has been designed specifically for the UK by Ben Busche, of Brut Deluxe, and manufactured by Ilmex S.A in collaboration with ARRO Lighting, is making its first appearance in Leeds in association with LeedsBID.
Heofon is a 2m high maze based on triangular geometry made from panels of acrylic glass. The panels reflect or shift the light rays along the entire colour range of a rainbow while spectators move inside the installation. On the outer perimeter, the panels are covered with a mirror film converting the interior in an infinity room – a unique cosmos of overlapping light patterns and constantly changing colours.
The installation is the vision of Aaron Andrews, Lead Creative & Co-Founder of ARRO Lighting, who wanted to bring the light maze to the UK after becoming aware of the ‘original’ installation, designed and manufactured for a large event in the Far East.
“I am delighted this project has become a reality working in collaboration with LeedsBID,” Aaron said. “It is great to witness ‘Heofon Light Maze’ being part of Leeds Light Night 2017 and all the artistic talent which will be show-cased throughout the city for the people of Leeds and beyond.”
Light Night Leeds will also see another first with a new permanent art installation of five beautiful Light Benches on Victoria Gardens - the only ones of their kind in the UK outside London. The benches, brought to the city by LeedsBID, will remain in place post Light Night.
And Briggate will be in the spotlight with six giant, 12 foot tall lamps in situ, displayed in association with LeedsBID.
Andrew Cooper, LeedsBID Chief Executive, said: “LeedsBID works collaboratively to support well-established events in the city’s cultural calendar, helping to bring new animation and long-term investment. For Light Night this year, that includes the introduction of exclusive light presentations and new elements which can remain in the city centre on a more permanent basis.”
Light Night Leeds will see more than 60 incredible arts events taking place across the city centre. For more details visit: http://whatson.leeds.gov.uk/lightnight