LIGHTS OUT: BANGOR
04/08/2014 10:00pm - 04/08/2014 11:00pm
Glanrafon Hill Bangor University
Gwynedd LL57 2TH
‘Traw’ by Bedwyr Williams co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Artes Mundi
North Wales Memorial Arch & Pontio Centre Stage As Lights Go Out Across the UK To Mark the Outbreak of the First World War
14-18 NOW, the cultural programme for the First World War Centenary Commemorations, in collaboration with Artes Mundi, will present Traw a major outdoor public artwork in Bangor by Bedwyr Williams, one of Wales’ leading visual artists, as part of LIGHTS OUT, a nationwide event on 4th August 2014 marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.
Williams’s large-scale video and sound installation will be presented at the site of the North Wales Memorial Arch, Bangor, which contains the names of over 8,500 soldiers, sailors, and airmen from the counties of North Wales who fell in the First World War. The Memorial Arch will take centre stage in front of images projected from the Arch onto the enormous facing wall of Bangor University’s new Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, making a connection between the sacrifices of the past and the hopes of the future.