Dates: Thursday 9th -Sunday 12th February
Times: 6:30pm – 10:00pm daily (last entry 9:30pm)
Union Terrace Garden will welcome works from world renowned kinetic sculptor Paul Friedlander whose “Wave Garden” inspired by the electromagnetic wave discoveries of James Clarke Maxwell will form the backdrop to a launch performance from Fusion Dance and choreographer Jack Webb. Exploring the historic literature of the North East Impossible’s Doric Smoorach will allow families to have their faces 3d scanned and transformed into monolithic Easter-island like totems reciting the Doric poetry of Sheena Blackhall.
The hugely popular audio-visual installations of Carlos Bernal will return at a massive scale to transport visitors into his digital world, while Pa-Boom’s hot heads will bring the most primal of lights to the gardens as 6 braziers sculpted on historic figures of the silver city will bring some warmth to the winter nights.
A series of new commissions for Scottish artists to pilot new works in the festival will feature under the arches of Union terrace while our family friendly activity stations will bring some hands-on fun along with Caitlin Brown and Wayne C Garrett’s interactive “Cloud” sculpture, a tribute to Scotland’s most ubiquitous invention – the incandescent lightbulb, now retired to the annals of history.