AuroraCurrent, Digital, installation, Public art
Undoubted highlight of the Liverpool 2018 year of commissions.
Arts City Liverpool
Beautiful, original and unexpectedly stirring.
A live parable of global climate change.
A captivating display of the capacity of technology to reveal the marvellous in the everyday.
Aurora is an epic immersive experience about our changed global relationship to water.
Combining custom sensory and interactive technologies with water in its different states Aurora invited audiences to explore a living and responsive environment. Water and human presence powered, shifted and evolved the installation each day it was live. Using water as its core material, Aurora attempted to challenge and mend our relationship with water as a human utility, asking audiences to reimagine it as the most precious element on earth; sublime, living and vital to all life as we know it.
An elemental installation made for the iconic Toxteth Reservoir in Liverpool, built in 1845 to hold and supply 2 million gallons of water to the people of Liverpool.
Aurora was made by Invisible Flock in collaboration with Miebi Sikoki & Rudi Nurhandi (Digital Nativ, Indonesia), Babitha George & Romit Raj (Quicksand, India), Abshar Platisza (Indonesia), Azusa Ono (Japan/UK), Bagus Pandega (Indonesia), Etza Meisyara (Indonesia), James Hamilton (UK) and Simon Fletcher (UK).
Aurora was co-commissioned by FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology) and Invisible Flock in partnership with Liverpool City Council and Dingle 2000. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and British Council.
Aurora ran from 21 September through to 7 October 2018.
Aurora: What is your relationship to water?
14 September – 16 October
First Floor Foyer, Foundation of Art and Creative Technology (FACT), 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ
Works on paper; printed fabric; video with sound; Mobile App.
Invisible Flock (UK) and Quicksand (India) present an exhibition of works, which accompany the immersive installation at Park Hill Reservoir, Toxteth.
The materials presented in the exhibition map a body of research undertaken by designers and artists Quicksand and Invisible Flock during the making of AURORA – research that aims to open up a dialogue on the value of water at a local and global level, to understand it as an element, a life force, a resource, a commodity and a danger.
This digital experience seeks to give you a glimpse of the sights, sounds and inspirations for Aurora.