ARTIST / DESIGNER
From digital birds taking flight across a cascade of tiny screens to 100 small, robotic pandas turning to stare at passers-by, Jason Bruges’ varied artworks mix technology and art to mesmerising effect.
His 2017 project for Hull, that year’s UK City of Culture, encapsulates his interest in urban intervention. Bruges was briefed to change the way people looked at spaces in medieval Hull, an area that’s become increasingly neglected as people flock to the more modern city centre. Inspired by Hull’s heritage in trading, where light was used to communicate with incoming ships, Bruges decided to create a new signalling system. He installed huge, second-hand robots to perform a light show across some of the city’s oldest buildings, illuminating forgotten corners and highlighting stories from the past.
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Interview by: Kate Hollowood