Location: Pasmore Pavilion, Sunny Blunts Estate, Peterlee
An iconic brutalist work transforms with an enchanting light sequence
Victor Pasmore’s Apollo Pavilion, is one of Britain’s most famous examples of Brutalist art. When the work turned 50 in 2019, Artichoke produced Apollo 50, a mesmerising artwork by Berlin-based artists, Mader Wiermann.
Their work now returns to Peterlee as part of Lumiere 2021’s County Programme. This video-mapped light sequence accompanied by a gentle, undulating soundscape transforms Pasmore’s iconic design.
There are three public car parks within walking distance of the Apollo Pavilion.
It is a short walk from the car park on Oakerside Drive, north of the Apollo Pavilion. The route from this car park is wheelchair accessible.
The two car parks at The Pavilion on Helford Road are approximately a 5-10 minute walk to the Apollo Pavilion, depending on mobility. The route is wheelchair accessible.
About Mader Wiermann
Architect Heike Wiermann and digital artist Holger Mader began working together in 2001, initially with Alexander Stublić, and as a duo from 2013 onwards. They’ve created installations in cities around the world from São Paulo to Berlin, including the first UK showings of their works, Grabber and Frictions for Lumiere London in 2018.
PLEASE NOTE: While you are welcome to photograph this artwork for personal use, the artist retains all imagery rights. Commercial use of installation photography and film is strictly prohibited.