BID Spotlight: Rhizome lights up the Leicester skies

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If you’ve been to the Cultural Quarter recently you’ll have spotted something new lighting up the skies. Rhizome is the new installation overhead this Chirstmas.

Rhizome is a glowing series of tall structures connected by gentle colour changing neon ropes, lighting up Leicester until to 5 January 2022.

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Hundreds of meters of suspended, illuminated rope will create a glowing, interconnected network overhead, forming an immersive cocoon in which to wander and bathe in the softly glowing light. In fact, the word ‘rhizome’ originates from the world of botany, and the installation reflects our intrinsic connection to nature, as well as the blurred boundaries between the natural world and technology.

Humans are connected just like the roots of a tree, from our relationships and connections, both online and offline. The interconnected network of glowing ropes in ‘Rhizome’ is intended to remind us of this, symbolising the connection and disconnection that makes up the web life and our multifaceted human experience, creating an inspiring space in which to meditate on these ideas and themes.

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The light installation, created by artists Tom and Lien Dekyvere, will bathe Orton Square in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter with gleaming light from 18 November 2021 to 5 January 2022, illuminated between 4:30 pm – 10:30pm daily.

Don’t miss it.

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