Waterman installation to light the sky

An artist’s digital installation by the Waterman Theatre will light the Brentford night sky until September.

Geometry, by the French artist Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves, uses moving mirrors attached to two masts to reflect light into the sky. At night, lasers will be used to create a spectacular display more than 20 meters above the theatre. The installation will run until September, and marks the start of Watermans Arts Centre’s International Festival of Digital Art.

Support for the installation has come from the council’s successful bid to the Mayor’s Outer London Fund.

Cllr Jagdish Sharma, leader of the council said: “Brentford has a rich artistic heritage, and we want to build on our creative past to help regenerate the town.

“This is an iconic sculpture that local people can be proud of. It will be seen for miles around, and help raise Brentford’s standing as a significant cultural destination, attracting more visitors to the town.”

The project is part of a range of activities that have been organised by the council as part of a successful bid for funding through the first round of the OLF (Outer London Fund). Other schemes included Christmas lights, markets, business support sessions and shop front improvements.

The council has also been successful in securing further funding from round two of the OLF which will see improvements made to the waterway between the town and the Great West Road, as well as further work to enhance the public realm of the High Street.

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