Saturday, August 14, 2021
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Salford M50 2HQ
North West England
Quays Culture

As people enjoy shared experiences together once again, Quays Festival launches a bold programme of performances and events set to transform Salford Quays across the weekend of Sat 14 & Sun 15 August.

We’re so excited to welcome audiences back to enjoy art and performance in such a safe, accessible and inspiring setting” says Quays Culture Producer Jennifer Taylor. “We treasured the intimacy of Mystery Bird – a travelling projection installation created in 2020 in response to the pandemic that toured to people in their homes – but we’re so looking forward to celebrating the safe return of communities to large-scale live performance and events.”

The festival celebrates the launch of a new sculptural installation Through No.4 by Liz West. Installed permanently on MediaCity steps, the 6 metre long, prismatic corridor of light will invite people to pass through and see the world around them transformed by colour.

I am delighted that Quays Culture have commissioned me to make Through No.4, a development of my Through series,” says Liz West. I am looking forward to seeing the work glisten and throw out mesmerising sundial colour ways onto the quayside. I hope that it brings joy to those who pass nearby and through it. This walk-through structure encourages visitors to look at their surroundings in a different light. Making their way inside the multi-coloured corridor people see the world around them transformed by multicolour. The barrier between the outside and inside creates a multi-coloured striped cloak and distortion in an array of different hues, transforming the usual colourations and appearance of the outside environment.”

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