Canal on Pier Head
Liverpool City Region
L3 1DP
The Pier Head Liverpool lit in colours of pink


Concept: Pastle Castles
Production: The Kazimier

United Kingdom

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

The first ever physical manifestation of Pastel Castle's work in pixel art takes the form of music and light. Visitors to the Waterfront are welcome to bask in the tranquility of 'Spritework', a restorative environment to be enjoyed by all. The mascots of the PCU (Pastel Castle Universe) will make an appearance in their 3D vessels upon the Leeds & Liverpool Canal this Autumn. Produced by The Kazimier.

Description of the artwork for those who are visually impaired

A gathering of 'PIXEL's float across the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. These cubes could be thought of as 3-dimensional Television Screens, bridging the gap between the digital and physical worlds. Each broadcasts a unique display of frame-by-frame pixel animation. The computer graphics are iced with a candy-core palette to illuminate the darkest of nights.

Description of the soundscape for those who are hearing impaired

A bubbling symphony emits from the artwork; comprised of sparkling synths, gently poppin' beats and treats. This piece of ambient electronic music is designed to lift your spirits! While the soundscape is fully synthesised in medium, elements of the natural world are re-created within the machine. Vibes are deeply inspired by the likes of Yellow Magic Orchestra, Junichi Masuda, C418 and Mkwaju Ensemble.

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On display (22 October 2021 - 7 November 2021)

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