Waterlicht / Daan Roosegaarde

Abandon Normal Devices are proud to announce WATERLICHT, an ambitious and large-scale digital installation by Dutch Designer, Daan Roosegaarde with International Design and Innovation Studio Roosegaarde.

Set in the dramatic v-shaped valley of Winnats Pass that acts as a gateway into Castleton and the Hope Valley, WATERLICHT will virtually flood Winnats Pass with light and smoke to reveal the geological formations of the site and its history as a valley once submerged under a tropical sea. Stretching back into the times of the Ice Age, when glacial rivers carved the landscape, WATERLICHT will visualise how high the water level could reach without human intervention. Created using the latest LED technology, software and lenses, audiences will be able to see historical water levels.

Bring your devices and headphones for a fully immersive experience. The work will be accompanied by a newly commissioned soundscape that looks to the fascinating geology and heritage of the site and its relationship with water.

Booking: This is a free event, no booking required.

Soundscape: Download the soundscape audio file from www.waterlichtradio.com onto your phone or tablet before you arrive, or via one of the wireless network points located across the bottom of Winnats Pass. Instructions on how to download the file can be found at the information point at the bottom of Winnats Pass. Please bring a pair of headphones with you.
Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing.

Parking: There will be charged parking at the bottom of Arthur’s Way which is about a 7 minute walk up to Winnats Pass and costs £3 a day. Access parking will be situated in Speedwell Cavern’s car park, at the bottom of Winnats Pass.

Road Closure: 

Wednesday 20 Sept 19:00 – 02:00 for install.

Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 Sept 19:00 – 23:00 for the display of WATERLICHT

Please note that access will be blocked from the top of Winnats Pass just before 7pm. Please plan ahead when driving to Castleton to avoid any delays. For visitors travelling from the North of Castleton, we recommended using the following signposted diversion: “Beginning at the junction of A6 and Sheffield Road, travel via Sparrow Pit A623 and Bradwell into Castleton”.

WATERLICHT at Winnats Pass, Castleton, is presented in partnership with National Trust and Peak District National Park.

Soundscape Contributors: Chris Dean, Moors for the Future Partnership, Chris Millner, National Trust and Catherine Bowmer, Peak District National Park.

Event info:

  • Thu 21st — Sat 23rd Sep 2017
    @7pm-11pm, FREE
  • Winnats Pass

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