Dancing Ribbons

25 Mann Island
L3 1BP
Dancing Ribbons - ribbon shaped lights, dangling from the ceiling. There are pink walls with colourful drawings of the ribbons.


WARNING - This installation features flashing lights. 

This artwork is part of the River of Light Trail taking place across Liverpool Waterfront 21 October - 6 November.

ARTIST NAME: Yinka Ilori

WHAT3WORDS: dare.fails.churn

Yinka Ilori - Dancing Ribbons. Dancing Ribbons is the brand-new conception from London-based Yinka Ilori, a multi-disciplinary artist and designer whose bold visual language draws on his British-Nigerian heritage to convey new narratives through contemporary design.

For River of Light, Yinka Ilori presents 'Dancing Ribbons', his first installation using light as a medium. Ilori's piece responds to the theme Unexpected Twist by drawing inspiration from rhythmic gymnastics.

His installation aims to capture the energy and poetic relationship between the gymnast and the prop ribbons. LED ribbons within a large-scale mesh box suspended from the ceiling will mimic the movement of the gymnasts and recreate the organic forms, colour transitions and joy of a performance. It also aims to capture the energy of Liverpool and the audience through this emotive and expressive artwork.

While working with light presents unique challenges, Ilori exploits the potential of this medium by experimenting with the way in which light enters into and changes within the installation. It also presents new and exciting opportunities for the artist as it enables him to showcase and have his work experienced at night.

This artwork features a soundscape by Peter Adjaye inspired by the flow of the Dancing Ribbons and the sounds of Liverpool.

The full list of installations and for full information head to visitliverpool.com/riveroflight

Please note that dogs are not allowed inside this installation. 

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