Helvetictoc, Tobie Langel, Lumiere Durham 2013. Produced by Artichoke. Photo by Matthew Andrews.

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A Lumiere favourite that is now a permanent piece in the city, this witty installation turns clock-watching on its head.

October 2nd, 2015

The Big Dome

Thousands of coloured lights will shine out into the night sky throughout the heart of Durham city centre.  

September 15th, 2015


Animation: Domenico SpanoSoundtrack: Laurent Frick Do whales swim upstream? What does a whale sound like?  

September 15th, 2015

Fool’s Paradise

Soundtrack by Ed Carter A beautiful projection that will transform Durham Castle to retell tales of local history, folklore and famous fables.

September 15th, 2015

Complex Meshes 2015

Music by Jacopo Baboni SchilingiSoftware: Cyrille Henry and Antoinette Villeret.  A monumental interactive projection bringing new light to the ribbed vault ceiling at Durham Cathedral.

September 15th, 2015


Baptiste Molliard (Music) Julien Gremel (Light) Get up close to this enormous bank of light bulbs as they pulse, flash and beam across the city centre.

September 15th, 2015

Fogscape #03238

Veteran Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya was the first artist to use fog as a sculptural medium, using it for the transmission of light and shadow. Simon Corder has been working with light in the environment for thirty years.  He returns to Lumiere to make this work with Fujiko Nakaya.  

September 15th, 2015


Interactive computing assistant: Alain Chaix Peer inside one of 448 Kilner jars and you’re in for a surprise.

September 15th, 2015

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