Sat/Sun 3rd/4th Nov 2012

5pm - 8.30pm, free


Flash Fog

Colin Priest


flash fog


Flash Fog is inspired by the sea fret or 'haar' - a peculiar natural phenomenon where sea salt particles exaggerate condensation to create a density of moisture on the clearest of days. This is an installation that creates a temporary landscape of illuminated mist as movement sensors trigger lights that will light a fog and create shifting shapes, shadows and fog phantoms.


Flash Fog proved to be a big hit in 2011 with audience interaction triggering light sensors, blowing fog horns and using flash photography in and around the illuminated Fog. In 2012, the work moved from the beach to the grassed links with a surprising twist that proved to be even more captivating! The centrepiece of the installation was a Coble - the traditional type of fishing boat used on the North East Coast. The boat, named 'James Denyer', was provided by local Cullercoats fisherman, Robert Oliver. Find out more about him and his boat here


To see a short video 'Making Flash Fog 2012' click here


To see a short video of the installation in 2012 click here


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Colin Priest trained as an architect and is Course Leader for Interior and Spatial Design at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. He is also founder of Studio Columba, an interdisciplinary design practice operating within the fields of architecture and art. Past projects include site-specific public installation, writing and performance with an ambition to design memorable experiences, create positive stories and make places with meaning and value. Visit his external website here

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