River Of Light

From 1st to 9th November, Liverpool was illuminated with twelve beautiful art installations. Each unique piece was created by a different artist, dotted around iconic areas in the city.

Intrude by Amanda Parer

Who knew giant, inflatable bunny rabbits could put everyone in a great mood? Located in one of my favourite places in the city, behind Town Hall, in Exchange Flags.

Rabbits (they) represent the fairytale animals from our childhood – a furry innocence, frolicking through idyllic fields. Intrude deliberately evokes this cutesy image, and a strong visual humour, to lure you into the artwork only to reveal the more serious environmental messages in the work. They are huge, the size referencing “the elephant in the room”, the problem, like our environmental impact, big but easily ignored.


Globoscope by Collectif Coin

Globoscope is an immersive work made up of a large number of luminous spheres. By means of this technological mechanism, Collectif Coin creates a digitalised recreation of the space. Configured in harmony with the characteristics of the venue, each individual « point » each « pixel » in this landscape, is merged into an ensemble of sound and light movements that swirl through. Mathematics, sound and light are in this way used to represent, transform, and expand a space, offering the viewer a surrealist stroll.


Possibly the most effective and immersive installation we saw, Globoscope highlights the beauty of somewhere most of us pass every day on our commute.

Submergence by SquidSoup

The installation transforms space into a hybrid environment where virtual and physical worlds coincide. As you enter the piece, you are walking into a space occupied by both real and virtual components, and you can affect both.


Placed inside of the Mann Island Atrium, Submergence was a delightful experience. It felt like you where floating through an ocean of light, or exploring an illuminated jungle.

Portal by Sam Wiehl

This projection felt like we where in Blade Runner (which, technically, we are).

Whole Hole by Vendel & De Wolf

Those who enter Whole Hole are pulled into a kind of wormhole in which you move faster than light. You travel to another place in space or even to a parallel universe, like Alice who accidentally ended up in Wonderland after she fell into the rabbit hole.


Run Beyond by Angello Bonello

Run Beyond is a work about the jump we all have to take in our lives: the jump to freedom. Bonello does not tell us what kind of freedom, the spectator has to make up his own mind about that. The figure allows a consecutive sequence.


Spiders by Group Laps

Every people who loathe spiders could not take their eyes off this amazing light show. The coordination and timing is artwork in it’s self.

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