23rd November 2017
Floe, a stunning new projection, sound and light event created by acclaimed UK artists Heinrich and Palmer, will show for three nights from Friday 8 December to Sunday 10 December right here at The Deep. Floe will (virtually) remodel the architecture and façade of The Deep and will be the final commission in Hull 2017’s Look Up programme of artworks in the public realm.
The extraordinary new projection will explore the nature and inspiration behind The Deep, from its unique design and structure, to its position today as major visitor attraction and international conservation and research charity. Using a mash up of film, modelling, mapping and projection, Heinrich and Palmer explore the material, form and surface qualities of The Deep. The projections will chart the geological and biological processes which inspired the building and the rich aquatic life and environments within it’s walls.
Anna Heinrich and Leon Palmer are two UK based artists who have worked in collaboration since 1991. Their artworks range from photographic and light installations to large scale projection events and public art interventions. This latest commission transforms The Deep, creating new identities and hinting at ancient associations, linking to Hull’s historical and modern relationship with the sea. Inspiration and content has also been taken from geological and tectonic processes, ice and rock, marine life and landscapes.