Location Number: 27
at Prebends Bridge
My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!...
My Heart Leaps Up, William Wordsworth, 1802
Rainbows have a unique ability to lift the spirits even on the gloomiest day and have inspired countless literary, musical and artistic works. They appear when the sun's light shines through droplets of moisture in the atmosphere from rain, mist and dew, projecting a spectrum of colour seemingly in distinctive bands. Because the human visual perception of colour is poor in dark conditions, we normally only see rainbows in the daylight.
Newcastle design studio Deadgood invite you to see this optical wonder in the dark of a November evening. Their Rainbow will be created using the existing scaffolding surrounding Prebends Bridge to support over 250 specialist pieces of lighting equipment that will shine the full spectrum of colours down onto the walkway, creating a visual delight that will immerse you in colour. Stroll through the rainbow and soak yourself in light …
Part of Brilliant, a commissioning strand funded by NewcastleGateshead Initiative and Northern Rock Foundation.
About the artists
Dan Ziglam and Elliot Brook graduated from Northumbria University's 'Three Dimensional Design' course in July 2003. The design entrepreneurs soon set about forming Deadgood with a vision to develop an internationally recognised British design brand.
Their first range of furniture 'The Form Collection' was launched in 2005 and instantly gained industry recognition, winning awards from the Crafts Council and One Year On. Since then Ziglam & Brook have showcased their work at various exhibitions across the world, including exhibitions in New York, London, Cologne, Paris, Stockholm, Milan and Newcastle. They continue to develop exciting new products working closely with a network of specialist manufacturers across the UK.
Find out more: www.deadgoodltd.co.ukComment on installation
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