Lightning Strikes / Lightning Catchers

Winner of the International Laser Display Association Award 2018

Lightning Strikes is a large scale laser projection project that recreates various electrical effects around the facade of the building. Electric arcs crackle and spark, Jacob’s Ladders rise up the towers, all culminating in an earth shattering lightning storm.

The electric effects discharge across the building, emitting a multitude of sparkling particles that cascade down to the ground.

Interactive version – Lightning Catchers!

In Autumn 2021 we are producing an interactive version of this project that features light sticks controlled by the participants. The stick will spark into life as you move them into the path of the bolts of electricity.

The video below shows a prototype version that will be combined with the scale and effects from Lightning Strikes above.

The project can be customised for a variety of different locations and has previously exhibited at :

  • Enchanted Parks Gateshead
  • Spectra Festival Aberdeen
  • PĂșca Festival, Trim, Ireland
  • Glow Festival, London