LUMIERE DURHAM 2011
Rainbows have a unique ability to lift the spirits even on the gloomiest day and have inspired countless literary, musical and artistic works.
We normally only see them in the daylight, but during the festival audiences were able to experience a rainbow on a dark November night.
This installation was created using the existing scaffolding surrounding Prebends Bridge to support over 250 specialist pieces of lighting equipment that shined the full spectrum of colours, immersing the audience in colour.
Dan Ziglam and Elliot Brook graduated from Northumbria University’s ‘Three Dimensional Design’ course in July 2003. The design entrepreneurs soon set about forming Deadgood with a vision to develop an internationally recognised British design brand. Their first range of furniture ‘The Form Collection’ was launched in 2005 and instantly gained industry recognition, winning awards from the Crafts Council and One Year On. Since then Ziglam & Brook have showcased their work at various exhibitions across the world, including exhibitions in New York, London, Cologne, Paris, Stockholm, Milan and Newcastle. They continue to develop exciting new products working closely with a network of specialist manufacturers across the UK.
Rainbow was one of four installations commissioned as part of the Lumiere Durham 2011 BRILLIANT competition for anyone based in or originally from the North East with a bright idea for an installation.