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Rising Sun by William Simpson and Toby Wiltshire

Having created ‘The Secret Life of Trees’ in 2016 for the festival, visual artist William Simpson and sound artist Toby Wiltshire return as artists in residence to premier this new installation at the end of the pier for Bournemouth Arts by the Sea 2017.

RISING SUN is a large scale light and sound installation that comes to life as the real sun sets.

As darkness falls across the beachfront, RISING SUN brings a stunning shimmer of light and sound across the pier and beachfront. Creating a poetic connection to the elements and lighting up the ocean on which it sits.

Using highly reflective materials, pencil beam and flower search lights, multichannel surround sound conveying the unbridled power of nuclear fusion taking place at the heart of the sun. The installation creates a highly cinematic landscape perched upon the sea.

A magical place to sit, roam, reflect and rest whilst basking in the refractions of light and sound it produces, the audience are sure to be dazzled and awestruck by the visual spectacle and sound wave sensations the work creates.

Sat 14 Oct 17 - Sun 15 Oct 17, 18:30 to 23:00 on 14/10/17 and 16:45 to 21:30 on 15/10/17


Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth BH2 5AA