The Sun at Night – David Henckle

The Sun at Night   – St Nicholas Kirk – is an Arts Council England funded touring installation from David Henckel that explores our relationship to the Sun, using stunning images taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

One year’s worth of High Definition footage of The Sun has been condensed into a 30-minute film, accompanied by an appropriately deep and sinister soundtrack based on Solar activity data and imagery.

The Sun at Night is  embellished by local artists, musicians and collaborators at each location it is shown. Beginning life as a collaborative research project during an extended residency at The University of Central Lancashire and the Solar Physics group, it has evolved into a moving work which offers space for contemplation and a reflection on our place in the Universe.

David Henckel is a contemporary audio-visual artist, experienced in leading complex public art projects which involve multiple partners. He works with emerging & established artists, local communities, commercial organisations and civic institutions to produce immersive installations and experiences.

David is currently exploring collaborative and experimental work as part of the Bicrophonic Research Institute and ‘We Are CodeX’ – an evolving collective whose practice blurs the boundary between audience and art form.



Dates: Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th February

Times: 6:30pm – 9:30pm daily (last entry 9:00pm)

Entry: Free