This is what happened when Luminous Landscapes lit up the Festival Gardens…
8 years ago
Were you lucky enough to get a ticket to the stunning Luminous Landscapes display at the Festival Gardens?
The Gardens hosted a visual spectacle this weekend when the world-famous Lantern Company brought a brand new, illuminated celebration to the city’s cultural calendar, in partnership with Liverpool City Council and funding from Arts Council England.
It all kicked off on Thursday evening February and ran for three nights finishing in style last night – Luminous Landscapes aims to raise environmental issues related to landfill and recycling in a humorous and thought-provoking way, inviting audiences to take up the challenge of reduce, reuse and recycle.
The gardens and woodlands of this city landmark were transformed into an extraordinary and strange luminous landscape, where what is usually hidden beneath the lake beds and forest floors creep, crawl and belch up to the surface, astonishing, challenging, delighting and horrifying audiences in equal measure.
Audiences were free to roam the route at their own pace with hand-held lanterns, experiencing a world turned upside down, where micro becomes macro, humans change place with the insects and all experience the natural world from unimaginable new perspectives.
Of course we sent our cameras to capture some of the action. Check out the video above.