Producer: Omni Studio
Director / Designer: William Simpson
3D Artist: Julien Lasson
Composers: Lee J Malcolm and Tom Hopkins
Commissioned by Leeds Inspired: Abby Dix-Mason and Jane Earnshaw
Theatre of Illumination is an ultramodern white light show that premiered on Vincent Harris’ iconic neoclassical Civic Hall building in Leeds, UK, for Light Night 2014. 8000 people turned up for the first show and over the course of the evening 30,000 people witnessed the event.
With the explosive energy of a firework display using projection mapped geometric design, pseudo optical illusions and presented with surround sound this spectacle of light and sound transported it’s audience on a journey through space and time like no other.
Will originally won the commission to create this work from Leeds Inspired as part of their Light Night Leeds commissioning strand.
Press + Media
A 14 page feature in Bright 2 by Frame Publishing
“This publication details 44 extraordinary projects by artists, designers and manufacturers who are all setting trends in the creative use of light.”
D3 Technologies feature
“With their ultramodern white light show named Theatre of Illumination, Omni Pictures amazed the 30,000 spectators during Light Night Leeds 2014 on one of the cities most iconic buildings, the Civic Hall.”
“Mind-Blowing Mapping Projection in Leeds by Julien Lasson & Will Simpson.”
Some nice things people said..
“MIND BLOWING DISPLAY” – OR8 Design
“SHOW STOPPING” – British Art Show 8
“AMAZING” – Utah Saints
“ANOTHER LEVEL” – Dots Printhaus
“STUNNING” – Moss TV
“BEST PIECE OF ART I’VE EVER SEEN IN LEEDS” – Laura Wellington, Founder, Duke Studios
“A VISUAL DELIGHT” – Boe Mason
“MIND BLOWING! LOVE IT!” – Jo Lee
“WOW! WHAT A SHOW” – Noel Curry
“BLOODY MARVELOUS!” – Amy Balderston
“FAVOURITE THING, EVER!” – Zoe Opal East
“BRILLIANTLY MESMERISING” – SJ