Johnson @ 300 – Lichfield – 2009
A 2 hour spectacular Light and Sound event to celebrate the tercentenary of the birth of Dr Johnson in Lichfield. Created working with large numbers of the general public the artwork was heralded as a major aspect of this significant celebration of the lexicographers life and work.
Created in 2009
externalGalleries collaboration first worked together in 2008/9 when Artist Peter Walker, Composer David Harper were introduced to New Media Artist Andy McKeown. The team came together to develop a large scale son et lumiere to celebrate the tercentenary of Dr Johnson Birth, alongside a wide ranging community engagement project, and have worked collaboratively on a number of high profile events nationally, centre primarily around projects with a community engagement element – leading to a large scale projection event. These projects utilised original bespoke software designed by Andy McKeown and were staged by Wild Strawberry Interactive Mulitmeida LTD.