SURFACE was created at LEVEL in 2019. An ephemeral light environment in which people are invited to explore projected sculptural forms within an immersive audio-visual installation. This short video documents one of these environments. SURFACE has been open for Facilitated Tours at LEVEL from September – December 2019.
SURFACE is developing in January 2020 and will be touring during 2020/21.
Pecking Order was performed by the Advanced Performing Arts (APA) group at LEVEL. It featured as a part of the ALL Dance Festival in 2018 and toured to centres around Derbyshire in 2018/19.
Pecking Order was performed by: Luke Curtis, David Sailsbury and Tom Simpson.
The documentary video was filmed and edited by Imogen Trinder. Choreography, ideas and sounds were created by APA, Sarah Butler, Andrew Williams, Katie Ward and Karla Jones. Sound by Andrew Williams – working with members of the APA team.
Limestone Journeys – a screen-based installation commissioned by Junction Arts to celebrate the conclusion of the five-year Limestone Journeys programme, funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund. It presents a slow moving visual landscape using the unique heritage and biodiversity of three locations – Pleasley Vale, Poulter Country Park and Creswell Crags – as a catalyst and source of inspiration. The work comprises several elements: photography, visual art, sound recording, film and performance, combining them together to create a 25 minute audio visual journey. Performed by Karla Jones, James Urquhart, Simon Spencer, Frances Hunt, Francesca Coates, David Salisbury. Visual art by people attending LEVEL. Installation, audio and video created and directed by Andrew Williams.
PULSE Performance by LEVEL’s Performance Company. A short documentation of a multimedia performance featuring a soundtrack created from recordings of the river Derwent, its industrial heritage and its wildlife.
DERWENT PULSE a large scale environmental light installation by Charles Monkhouse, was a celebration of the River Derwent and the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. It wove together past, present and future histories of the river, its culture and its people. Its pulsating Light Flow beat out the historic pulse of the mills as it travelled from the river’s source on Bleaklow to its mouth on the Trent.