Wavefield is a playful installation featuring a series of light up, sound emitting seesaws which get louder and brighter the more people play on them. The work was created by Canadian designers from Lateral Office and CS Design, with a soundscape by Toronto composer Mitchell Akiyama and featured in several UK light festivals in 2019.
“The power of the network was the only way any of us could have afforded that work.” Although financial issues aren’t the only criteria for selecting work, directors have to be realistic. International work is expensive because it’s heavy, so needs to be on a freighter and might need a crane to install it. There are then costs for artists’ flights and accommodation. You might need security for the art work. Something like Wavefield might cost almost half of our budget.”