SJ8097 : Aeolian Light, Salford Quays

taken 6 years ago, near to Trafford Park, Trafford, Great Britain

Aeolian Light, Salford Quays
Aeolian Light, Salford Quays

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Aeolian Light, Salford Quays

Aeolian processes (alternative spelling eolian or ćolian) pertain to wind activity and are named after Ćolus, the Greek God of wind.

Ten metres square, Aeolian Light is a digital-physical artwork that responds to movement; if you walk through it, or if the wind blows, hundreds of tiny lights will flicker and form. Or, as the Quays Culture press release (LinkExternal link ) says, “As you walk through the artwork, the wind will be visualised as light in the space around you. When the wind blows hard the space feels chaotic and turbulent. On quieter evenings, the experience is calm and gentle.”

It is in place on the plaza between the Lowry Centre and its namesake shopping mall opposite from 18 December 2014 until 7 January 2015.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 24 December, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 29 December, 2014
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  People, Events  Docks, Harbours 
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Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8053 9715 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.2432N 2:17.6867W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8053 9715
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Digital Artwork  Salford Quays  Coloured Lights  Illuminated  Night Scene 

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