Giant laser beam to connect two Liverpool galleries
A huge green laser will conjoin FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) with Tate Liverpool this winter. Travelling 800 metres as the crow flies, the beam of light will make a symbolic connection between the two galleries during their joint exhibition of video artist, pioneer and composer Nam June Paik.
Artist Peter Appleton, who was behind the laser which joined the Anglican and Metropolitan cathedrals in Liverpool during 2008 Capital of Culture, has been commissioned by FACT to create the artwork, Laser Link, which references Nam June Paik’s innovative laser works.
The artwork also marks 2010 as the 50th anniversary of the laser.