Friday Night is Light Night

Light Night Leeds returns to the city centre on Friday (7 October 2016) with both Leeds Dock and The Tetley art gallery in Hunslet taking part.

Leeds Dock’s contribution to Light Night Leeds, ‘Light Water, Dark Sky’, is an immersive three-dimensional digital art installation standing at an impressive 7m x 7m and will be situated on a floating pontoon in the middle of Leeds Dock.


Created by leading digital artists Squidsoup, and based on an original commission by Quays Culture, ‘Light Water Dark Sky’ is made up of 6000 individually programmable lights that pulsate and change colour giving the impression of the movement of water.

The installation will be accompanied by, and set to a track by the renowned electronic artist Four Tet. Squidsoup have previously provided a manifestation of this artwork as the background performance for Four Tet’s live set and his Boiler Room DJ set so we know this collaboration will be a huge success.

Guests will receive a pair of headphones and be guided on to the platform to experience Squidsoup’s visual response to ‘Unicorn’ by Four Tet (from the Beautiful Rewind album).

The installation runs from Thursday 6 to Saturday 8 October.

Watch the original ‘Aoelian Light’ installation, commissioned by Quays Culture in Salford, on which ‘Light Water, Dark Sky’ has been based, for a taster of what is to come:

Meanwhile The Tetley are hosting a range of events on Friday evening including a special multi-media installation The Ringing Forest by Juan delGado, a drop in film screening of The Way Things Go by Fischli and Weiss and a Family Art Workshop. Our exhibitions of work by Jonathan Trayte and Stass Paraskos will also be open late and there’s a DJ set by Ed Vector in our Bar and Kitchen.