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Close To The Wind

At: The Maritime Museum and St George’s Quay
By: Dan Fox
Credits: Arnside & Silverdale AONB, The Areti Charitable Trust, The Elizabeth & Richard Wilson Charitable Trust


A huge, ingenious projection screen made up of hundreds of strips of white elastic stretched between two masts. As the wind blows through the elastics they vibrate, creating sound and movement. Projections from the Maritime Museum controlled by anemometers illuminate the elastics and change in response to the wind.

Children from local schools have worked with the artist to record sounds and words inspired by the weather, local landscape and natural habitats. Close To The Wind is an organically evolving sound and image feedback loop, the projected images and sounds responding in real time to the to the changing weather conditions.