Storyhouse and King Charles Tower
Monday, October 30, 2017
Friday, November 30, 2018
Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester CH1 2AR King Charles Tower, Chester City Walls
North West England
Cheshire West and Chester

Chester is championing new technologies within artworks commissioned for the public realm:

‘Hypercaust’ a new video piece by Bedwyr Williams will bring back to life Chester’s Roman Fortress Bathhouse, recreated through historically accurate 3D renderings. This mesmeric work will interweave the stories of modern Chester: half remembered tales and shared anecdotes, the ordinary epic of petty crimes and misunderstandings strung together.

The video will be presented on the big screen at Storyhouse between 12pm – 7pm (on the hour and half past) until 27 November.

‘Maelstrom’ by David Cotterrell acknowledges Chester’s relationship with water, as a whirlpool appears and disappears in the Shropshire Union Canal, rapidly turning to create an illusion of extreme depth and speed. This intriguing artwork encourages alternate viewpoints of the city that rewards curiosity and creates a sense of wonder and surprise.

The artwork will be visible from dusk until 11pm every day.

Where: King Charles Tower, Chester City Walls and Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester

Photographs by Mark Carline