A four-meter high, 360˚ projection globe stood on Market Place in Bury centre, Lightweight invited the audience to have pictures of themselves mapped into live animations, which swarmed around the globe with movies, audio, graphic effects, pictures, text and even Tweets.
Lit with intense translucent colours, projected video images, animations and visual effects spun magically around the outside of the globe with a multi-channel soundscape.
Chris Squire is the co-founder and director of Impossible Arts (www.impossible.org.uk) - a well established participatory and digital arts organisation creating extraordinary experiences in everyday locations and developng innovative and high quality engaging, interactive and participatory arts projects mixing visual arts with digital media technologies.
Based at The Watershed in Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire, Chris’ roots are in the performing arts having produced a series of strongly visual and richly musical touring performance pieces.
Now having moved beyond theatre, his work is at the forefront of participatory events, digital technologies and installations. Using digital and visual arts approaches to create our participatory or interactive artworks. He regularly works in collaboration with leading artists and organisations from many disciplines and his work has been seen across Europe.
Chris is a creative professional with over 25 years experience in producing a wide range of participatory arts projects and educational workshops.