Wednesday, 27 October 2010

York at Night

As we gear up to the first night of the festival, we're looking forward to seeing and hearing about all the fantastic fringe events that are part of Illuminating York this year.

Lots of York's attractions are holding special events and late night openings, which we think will really bring the city to life after dark, but there are some smaller events taking place too that also deserve a mention.

If you're into York tonight for instance, why not download Nightwalk York - a sound walk produced by The Arts Collective which explores the light and dark of York? You can find out more here, and join the guided walk tonight or on Saturday at 7pm, or simply form your own walk as and when you come down to Illuminating York!

Friday, 22 October 2010

The All Seeing Eye........

In a world full of questions, Impossible is inviting members of the public to take part in a new interactive artwork, in which their questions will be broadcast into the night sky at Illuminating York from 27-30 October 2010. Using Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, Impossible is gathering all sorts of everyday, weird and wonderful questions and invite the online crowd to answer them. Recordings of the questions will be broadcast via Impossible’s projections, live at Illuminating York, from 27-30 October in Dean's Park (next to York Minster).

You can pretty much ask the All Seeing Eye whatever you want, whether it's ‘What should I eat for tea tonight?’, or ‘What should I get my mum for her birthday’, to the more surreal ‘Can fish laugh?’ or ‘What is the first thing you would say to an alien?'!

If you fancy taking part, you can post a question via twitter, facebook or YouTube, as written questions, or as audio or video clips made on home-web cameras, or mobile phones. Follow @allseeing_eye on twitter, or visit All Seeing Eye on facebook or YouTube to take part in posting questions, and offering answers.

Over 2 billion people every day ask questions using search engines. Impossible aims to give you a brand new take on the answers...!

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Tagtool Images

Local groups ranging from York Art Gallery, schools and students are going to be working with the tagtools over the next few weeks.

There are also some great images, which show what Tagtool is capable of on Flikr:

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

The Tag Tool Buzz Begins

Local lad, Mike Cooper got to grips with the tag tool this week, under the direction of Ben from GaiaNova and Markus from OMA International. Mike has written a great Blog post (see link above) and his enthusiasm is truly infectious.

For more information on Tag Tools and how to build your own visit:

Monday, 7 September 2009


Welcome to the Illuminating York Blog. We are busy gearing up for the 2009 festival, which runs from 23 Oct - 1 Nov. We have a very exciting programme lined up, including three fantastic commissioned works. Check out our website which will go live this week to find out more.