26 – 27 August 9pm till 11pm, free of charge entrance
The Queens Dwelling Lawns
On August 26th and 27th on the opening weekend of Greenwich+Docklands Intercontinental Festival 2022 (GDIF), Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde will unleash SPARK. Drawing on 21st century environmentally sustainable know-how, SPARK claims to inspire audiences in 2022, while creating connections with community heritage.
An organic firework overall performance that utilizes hundreds of biodegradable lights that organically float by way of the air, SPARK rises to a height of 50 metres and will be obvious for miles all around. Soaring and slipping on normal air currents, SPARK is visible poetry in movement, purposefully developed to invoke feelings of interconnectedness in between humans and character. It also presents a sustainable alternative for communal celebrations that want to harness the visible power of light-weight irrespective of whether in the context of events these types of as the Olympic Ceremonies, New Year’s Eve or Bonfire Night.
SPARK is encouraged by the magical lights of fireflies, flocks of birds and galaxies of stars, SPARK’s creator Roosegaarde invitations Londoners to lie back again on cushions and blankets to witness the majestic rise of SPARK through the night skies earlier mentioned.
“We want to cherish traditions but we want to hold modernising them to be pertinent,” Daan added. “To display up to date natural fireworks in this historic context is a correct honour and reveals the elegance of a new, sustainable celebration.” The gentleman at the rear of the venture, Roosegaarde is no stranger to generating international headlines by way of his get the job done, profiled by the likes of Wired, Dezeen, the Guardian.
His Smog Free of charge Task makes use of seven-metre-high towers to hoover air from inner metropolitan areas and develop diamonds from gathered carbon, is at present getting utilised in city parks across China. City Sunlight, which will aspect at the upcoming Photo voltaic Biennale, takes advantage of harmless much-UVC 222nm light-weight to clear community areas of the coronavirus. In Seeing Stars he will collaborate with the Dutch city of Leiden on 25 September 2022 to turn off its metropolis lights, unveiling the majesty of the skies over and reiterating the want for human relationship with our all-natural universe.
Competition-goers will be equipped to delight in SPARK at GDIF, London’s once-a-year cost-free competition of art, theatre, dance and circus that transforms community spaces throughout Greenwich and East London for 18 extraordinary days of Free of charge functions in between 26 August via to 11 September.
Speaking about why he chose SPARK to open GDIF, GDIF’s Inventive Director Bradley Hemmings MBE described: “GDIF has always set out to mirror the evolving tale of Greenwich and East London and huge scale spectacle has normally been element of this. I’m hence hugely honoured that Daan Roosegaarde’s SPARK will receive its Uk premiere at GDIF, reminding us of the great importance of our link with the purely natural globe, and the electric power of awe and speculate to deliver us together”.
©2022 Daan Roosegaarde
Art Plugged is a modern day platform, motivated by our relationship with the broader arts communities, and our passion for showcasing wonderful function.