Absolutely Cultured brings Luminarium by Architects of Air to Pearson Park, Hull

Luminarium Feat

This summer, an inflatable structure will invite visitors to explore a labyrinth of light and colour.

Absolutely Cultured presents Luminarium. A walk-in sculpture, designed by Alan Parkinson of Architects of Air that you enter for a kaleidoscopic encounter with light. It’s inspired by Islamic, Gothic and Modern architecture, and also combines intricate engineering with joyful visual design. The result creates a truly sensory experience.

It takes place in Pearson Park in Hull from Tuesday 26 to Saturday 30 July. Luminarium is a family-friendly installation that has a calming effect on adults whilst encouraging children to think, question and explore. Its inspirations comes from natural shapes such as soap bubbles, plant formations and organic cells. And the interactive sculpture gives visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy a few minutes of mindfulness.

Architects of Air, a Nottingham-based arts company, has been building a variety of luminaria since 1992. Over the last thirty years these fascinating temporary structures have toured 43 countries. They’ve received over three million visitors, and presented a transformative space half the size of a football pitch that feels like a living painting.


“A must-see cultural installation”

It was designed by Alan Parkinson. He said: “What motivates me to design is the fact that I continue to be struck by the beauty of light and colour found in the luminaria. These structures nurture an awareness of a pure phenomenon that gently cuts through everyday conditioned perceptions and awakens a sense of wonder in people.”

The 12-sided inflatable structure takes the form of three cavernous domes connected by tunnels and pods. As sunlight filters through coloured fabric, silver surfaces are illuminated and fill the space with gradually changing hues. Visually stunning and also gently mesmerising, Luminarium is a must-see cultural installation for people of all ages.

Stephen Munn is CEO and Artistic Director at Absolutely Cultured. He told us: “I am so pleased that Absolutely Cultured is presenting this amazing installation in Hull. Pearson Park is the ideal site, as so many different people use this fantastic space to relax in.”

It’s something perfect for families, explorers, meditators and wanderers . Absolutely Cultured invites you to remove your shoes and pass through an airlock into an inflatable world of extraordinary colour. Tickets for 30-minute slots between 11am and 5pm are priced at £3 per person. Children aged under 5 are also admitted free.

Tickets go on sale on Friday 1 July and people are encouraged to book in advance. A Box Office will also be present outside Luminarium during opening hours. For full information about the event visit www.absolutelycultured.co.uk


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