20th June 2017 • News
Art Night at Tower Bridge
***This event has now passed***
This July, experience an immersive light and sound installation inside Tower Bridge's atmospheric Bascule Chamber.
Each year, Art Night takes over venues across London, transforming them with with art, performance and music for one night only. This year, on 1st July 2017, Tower Bridge opens up its rarely accessed Bascule Chamber from 6pm - 2am to host a mesmerising site-specific installation by British artist Ian Whittlesea.
His piece, Becoming Invisible, will invite audiences to descend the spiral staircase from ground into the belly of the Bridge where they will take part in an experiential, illuminated meditation. Guided down into the chamber by the voice of hypnotherapist, Ruth Sabrosa, participants will play with light, dividing it into the seven colours of the rainbow, until finally recombining it into a glowing white cloud which offers them an opportunity to become invisible.
This participatory event will take place in Tower Bridge’s Bascule Chamber: London’s greatest hidden space. Built as an operational area to allow for the movement of the Bridge's huge counterweights used during Bridge Lifts, this cavernous brick-lined, subterranean space is normally out of bounds for everyday visitors, but now provides an unparalleled venue for special events like this year's Art Night.
Date: Saturday 1 July
Time: 6pm–2am, every 40 minutes*
Duration: 35 Minutes
*Please be aware that timings of performances are subject to Bridge Lifts.
Due to the nature of the space, entry is strictly pre-booked only. Registration is open until midnight, June 29.
A project supported by Art Night’s Patron Circle 2017, kindly hosted by Tower Bridge.