LOCK AND KEY
A Castle, a Prison, a Fort: for a thousand years Lancaster Castle has kept them in and kept them out, an immovable force for the city and its people. For Lock and Key we sought to bring the castle itself alive, for an audience to listen to its secrets and work with others to break through lock or door or portcullis and escape the walls.
Using interactive tubular bells as sonic and visual codes participants played back phrases in real time, allowing walls and defences to clang and tumble open. The piece was the latest in a series of artworks for Light Up Lancaster, which seek to push the potential of interactive works for large audiences.