Fly By Night

Pier Head
Liverpool City Region
L3 1DP
Windows under the canal reflecting light into the water. The concrete Museum of Liverpool in the background.


Artist: The Kazimier
United Kingdom

Fly By Night is part of the 2021 'River of Light' programme. For full details of this year's River of Light, visit the dedicated page.

The Kazimier have created a dreamlike subterranean railway. From the canal's edge, peer through stained glass archways to witness this illusory interchange of strange and otherworldly activity.

Description of the artwork for those who are visually impaired

The artwork consists of 8 large custom stained glass windows, set into the mouth of the tunnel opening. The windows meet the water edge, and appear to be permanently installed. The windows are made up of small panels of multi coloured acrylic, the panels are aligned along geometric patterns and break up towards the water's edge evoking a sense of erosion. Set inside the tunnel are a series of powerful motorised lights that scan the windows from the back and slowly change hues. Suggesting to the audience a sensation that a train is passing through an underground tunnel.

Description of the soundscape for those who are hearing impaired

Inspiration for the soundtrack came from the incredible world of amateur train enthusiasts on Youtube - expertly documented clips of trains from across the world all with their own unique sonic landscape. Through sampling these clips, musical compositions have been built up incorporating both the sound of the trains themselves and also the accidental background noise of the environment they were filmed in -from snow covered Russian freight trains to crowded Indian commuter lines.

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On display (22 October 2021 - 7 November 2021)

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