Nicholas Kirk Architects
Nicholas Kirk Architects
Trace

Trace

Trace

Trace

Trace is a lighting installation commissioned by Opera North to celebrate the refurbishment and grand opening of the company's theatre in Leeds. Inspired by drama and theatrics, the installation enlivens the bridge access between the administration offices and the theatre over New Briggate.

 Lighting installed between the structural bays of the bridge is triggered by infra-red sensors as people walk between the buildings culminating in a theatrical explosion of light on the underside of the bridge as the person enters the theatre. In addition, 800 acrylic rods fixed to the underside of the bridge cast an ephemeral pattern of shadows onto the surface.

Lighting installed between the structural bays of the bridge is triggered by infra-red sensors as people walk between the buildings culminating in a theatrical explosion of light on the underside of the bridge as the person enters the theatre. In addition, 800 acrylic rods fixed to the underside of the bridge cast an ephemeral pattern of shadows onto the surface.

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