It has been announced this week that Ray Lee, an award-winning sound artist and composer, is due to premiere his latest art project titled ‘Points of Departure’ at Shoreham Port later this year. The installation and walking tour of the artwork is being run as part of the Brighton Festival, the biggest and most established annual multi-arts festival in England, which takes place in familiar and unusual locations across Brighton & Hove and further afield for three weeks each May.
Best known for his worldwide hit ‘Siren’, Ray Lee has been producing innovative sound art performances and installations for the past 25 years. He creates spinning, whirling and pendulous sound installations that explore themes such as the development of technology, and the way science represents our view of the universe. His immersive and mesmerising outdoor work aims to make contemporary music accessible and engaging for a wide audience, with Shoreham Port being his newest location.
In ‘Points of Departure’, Lee’s moving sculptures will be brought together for the first time against the atmospheric industrial landscape of Shoreham Port at night. During ten days in May, the large-scale metal structures will emit whirling red lights and sing a sci-fi symphony as they spin.
Tickets for the hour-long evening trails will be available via the Brighton Festival’s website and cost £12.50, or £10 for those under the age of 26. Children over the age of seven may attend with adult supervision. For more information please visit Brighton Festival.
Discussing his artwork, Ray Lee commented “As an artist I explore my fascinations with the world. I am fascinated by themes that include the emergence of the scientific method, the development of technology, and the way science represents our view of the universe.”
Ray continued “Making work for outdoor contexts gives me the possibility of reaching many more people and something interesting happens when you take an audience outside of traditional art venues. We stop being so governed by the protocols of these spaces, from the hushed silence of the concert hall to the studious reverence of the art gallery and we can see the artwork as being part of our actual lives not as something removed from it.”
Tim Hague, Director of Property and Development at Shoreham Port commented “We are thrilled to have Ray Lee premiere his new work at Shoreham Port and to be part of the Brighton Festival this year. We hope that the public will enjoy seeing the Port in a way they have never seen it before.”