Wave-Field, the hugely popular travelling light installation will be embarking on a tour of the north of England, from October to December 2019.

The world famous interactive musical Seesaws will be kick-starting the UK tour at Light Night Leeds on the 10th of October, continuing on to Lightpool Festival (Blackpool), Crewe Town and finally Lightwaves Festival in Salford Quays on the 6-15 December.

Created by Lateral Office and CS Design, with soundscape by Mitchell Akiyama, the world-famous interactive art exhibition features illuminated musical seesaws that encourage interpersonal relationships with strangers and consolidate existing relationships between friends and family.

Wave-Field is intended as a playful installation that makes art accessible to all. Visitors are encouraged to become active participants in the art, as opposed to merely witnessing it as in a traditional gallery.

When motionless, the seesaws are dimly lit and emit a low sound, inviting passers-by to participate; when set in motion, the seesaws burst into sound and light which becomes richer as more visitors partner up, encouraging encounters and the development of relationships, new and old.

Lightwaves is a free interactive light festival, hosted by Quays Culture at Salford Quays: Home of MediaCityUK. The annual festival showcases inspiring digital light art, illuminating public spaces for 10 days from Friday 6th December until Sunday 15th December 2019.

Lightwaves festival features new and exclusively commissioned digital art installations from local, national, and international artists. The festival trail can be navigated via a free app, bringing light to those dark winter nights as light experiences span across Salford Quays and MediaCityUK.

Wave-Field will tour to Lyceum Square in Crewe, thanks to support from Cheshire East Council and Crewe Town Council. Crewe has just launched a new cultural strategy, which identifies goals to support the regeneration of Crewe through culture and heritage, aiming to create an environment where inspiration, innovation and creativity lead the economic growth of the area.

Wave-Field directly supports the strategy, by creating confidence and distinction for culture in Crewe, as well as a strong creative and digital sector. Wave-Field’s tour to Crewe will coincide with LUMEN, Crewe’s Night of Lights, organised by Crewe Town Council.

After it’s phenomenally successful launch last year, LUMEN returns to Crewe on 29th November. LUMEN includes breathtaking contemporary light installations, building projection and live performances. Wave-Field will be a key attraction at LUMEN.

Wave-field will be available to experience in the following locations on the following dates:


  • Light Night Leeds:10th – 13th October.
  • Lightpool Festival (Blackpool): 23rd – 26thOctober.
  • Crewe Town Centre: 21stNovember – 1st December.
  • Lightwaves Festival (Salford Quays): 6th– 15th December.


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