Not Just White Noise, a stunning light and sound installation was launched in the window at City Arts for Light Night 2017.
Residents collaborated with artist Raphael Daden, each designing painted geometric discs that would house transitional LED lighting. This art piece also incorporated recorded sound elements with residents talking about the importance and meanings of different colours personal to them. The recordings were facilitated by Graham Elstone. The sound elements were triggered by touching a series of vinyl circles linked to the Bare Conductive sound boards utilising conductive paint.
The window has been a great success, with many visitors interacting with the artwork as they walked past City Arts on a daily basis. The installation attracted a whole range of audiences and can only be beneficial in promoting Imagine, and most of all, the artwork created by care home residents who are engaged in the project.
Residents involved in creating the artwork were invited to view their installation at City Arts during Light Night in events that included music performances by Songtime and My Sight Choir. The atmosphere at the event was very uplifting and enabled care home residents to interact and meet other older people from different care settings and younger volunteers supporting the event.
Care Homes involved include The Oaks, Sycamore and Millbeck Care Homes.