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Marcus Lyall ‘Presence’

Wed 16 Dec 2020 - Sun 20 Dec 2020
Marcus Lyall
The Royal Docks Commission Silvertown Way
5-9pm from 16 – 20 December
To visit the work in person, please go to the pedestrian underpass by Expressway, 1 Dock Road, Royal Docks, E16 1AG You can also interact online via livestream here: LINK
Marcus Lyall has been commissioned by The Royal Docks Team to make a new, outdoor interactive laser and sound installation titled Presence.
The work will appear between 5-9 pm every evening between the 16 – 20 December underneath Silvertown Way in London’s Royal Docks. The installation transforms a cavernous space under the road into an immense, illuminated ‘echo chamber’ filled by laser light, which reacts to visitor voices.
Visitors are invited to watch the work, activating it by singing, shouting or speaking into a void. The sounds they make will be amplified, reverberated, distorted and echoed as they travel through the space.
Presence is commissioned by the Royal Docks Team and is part of the Join the Docks Autumn Programme.
About Marcus Lyall: London-based artist Marcus Lyall grew up in a house steeped in architecture, science fiction and hobby electronics. Lyall is known for his extraordinary installations, which often involve user interaction, participation and the collection and transformation of visitors data. His previous works, incorporating light, visuals, sound, and lasers have transformed underused places. Recent commissions include ‘On Your Wavelength’ a site-specific installation in Canary Wharf that mapped human brain waves in light, and music and ‘Scream the House Down’, where participants were invited to vocalise their inner frustrations to illuminate a four storey office building in London Bridge.
Images courtesy of the artist.
Further information
Please note: If you are visiting this installation, you must always follow the latest Government guidelines on restrictions and social distancing. This should include keeping a two meter distance form other visitors, wearing a mask to cover you nose and mouth and using hand sanitiser.
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