Aurora is an epic immersive experience about our changed global relationship to water.
Combining custom sensory and interactive technologies with water in its different states Aurora will invite audiences to explore a living and responsive environment. Water and human presence will power, shift and evolve the installation each day it is live. Using water as its core material, Aurora attempts to challenge and mend our relationship with water as a human utility, asking audiences to reimagine it as the most precious element on earth; sublime, living and vital to all life as we know it.
An elemental installation made for the iconic Toxteth Reservoir in Liverpool, built in 1845 to hold and supply 2 million gallons of water to the people of Liverpool.
Aurora is made by Invisible Flock in collaboration with Miebi Sikoki & Rudi Nurhandi (Digital Nativ, Indonesia), Babitha George & Romit Raj (Quicksand, India), Abshar Platisza (Indonesia), Azusa Ono (Japan/UK), Bagus Pandega (Indonesia), Etza Meisyara (Indonesia), James Hamilton (UK) and Simon Fletcher (UK).
A part of Liverpool 2018, a year long programme of cultural projects to mark the tenth anniversary of Liverpool being European Capital of Culture.
Aurora was co-commissioned by FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology) and Invisible Flock in partnership with Liverpool City Council and Dingle 2000. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and British Council.
Aurora ran from 21 September through to 7 October 2018.
Installation filmed and logo animated by Sodium Films.
Video edited by Anya Stewart Maggs, Invisible Flock.