21. LightWriting

Richard Wolfstrome / Ira Lightman (UK)


Before you see it in Millennium Place, this giant cube will have toured County Durham, displaying local people's thoughts and memories about real and imaginary journeys across the county.

Using projection technology, the cube will present these true and made-up stories in an animated sequence in light and colour. Look out for the cube and guess which of its funny, heart-warming and downright ridiculous stories are real and which are fibs...

About the artists

Richard Wolfstrome is an award-winning designer, with over 24 years experience. An information graphic designer, his interest in the use of narrative and typography in the environment continually challenges technical the technical and creative disciplines. His work on 41 Places, a Brighton Festival commission, was awarded a prestigious ISTD-2009 International Typographic Award. He is currently working on a number of environmental design projects around the country, developing place-making/wayfinding installations where communities and visitors engage and connect with place.  He is a board director of the International Society of Typographic Designers and a fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).

To find out more: www.wolfi.co.uk

Ira Lightman writes, performs, leads workshops and makes public art in the North East. Recent projects include theSpennymoor Letters,Prudhoe Up Down and Inside Out,The Gatesheadsand text-art workshops with young offenders in Pelaw and with young people in Darlington. His projects often involve devising visual poetry forms and asking local communities to supply words that will bring them to life. He is a regular on BBC Radio 3's The Verb. This has involved him celebrating the anniversary of John Milton by writing iambic pentameter blindfold for a week, and delivering lectures on Bob Dylan's poetry, accompanying himself on the ukulele. His books areDuetcetera(Shearsman, 2008) andMustard Tart as Lemon, new from Red Squirrel in October.

Funded by Area Action Partnerships of Derwent Valley, Chester-le-Street & East Durham.


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  • Carrville has a double R

    - phil

    12 Nov 2011

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