This week Lift Off, our Lumiere learning project in collaboration with East Durham College and Guildhall School of Music & Drama was awarded Gold in two categories at the Corporate Engagement Awards 2020.
We’re thrilled that Lift Off, which saw a group of Media students from East Durham College collaborate with designers from Guildhall School of Music & Drama, was awarded gold for ‘Best Arts and Culture Programme’ and ‘Best Collaboration for a Single Event’.
Lift Off was a year-long project, which culminated in the creation of a unique light artwork which reimagined the concrete tiers of Durham University’s Dunelm House at Lumiere 2019 using cutting-edge video technology.
These artistic skills were taught in a series of master classes by expert creatives fromtheGuildhall School of Music & Drama’s ‘Video Design for Performance’ BA course. The project gave the students the opportunity to explore their creativity on a high profile platform and gain tangible skills in the ever-expanding field of digital art and video production.
Lift Off was inspired by Artichoke’s 2019 project, Apollo 50 by Berlin-based artists, Mader Wiermann who used video projection mapping techniques to transform the iconic Brutalist Apollo Pavilion on the Sunny Blunts estate in Peterlee, County Durham, into a flowing canvas of dazzling patterns.
Lift Off was supported by UpNorth Group and The Ragdoll Foundation.