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A Colossal Wave!

Witness an explosion of colour after a real ball is thrown from a great height and hits the ground to create a huge virtual wave in this transatlantic collaboration.

Image courtesy Marshmallow Laser Feast

A Colossal Wave! is a new public artwork celebrating the occasion of Montreal’s 375th anniversary, and the Hull UK City of Culture celebrations.
A collaboration between two countries and the creative scenes of both cities, Marshmallow Laser Feast are collaborating with teams of local artists and organisations to realise a new kinetic VR installation in which real-world and virtual actions merge.  

In a public installation audiences will witness an explosion of colour after a real ball is thrown from a great height and hits the ground to create a huge virtual wave.  Meanwhile in a nearby gallery participants are invited to explore the work’s virtual world from another perspective, in an installation where you use your voice to generate live art in VR.

Commissioned by the British Council, in collaboration with the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and Hull UK City of Culture 2017, with the support of the GREAT Britain campaign, the Canadian High Commission in the UK, the Phi Centre and the BFI Vision Awards. 

A Colossal Wave! has been developed as part of British Council's AltCity series delivered across the Americas. Previous AltCity residencies have taken place in Bogota, Mexico City and Sao Paulo.