Where Do We Go from Here? used a specially choreographed interplay of light, shadow and sound to guide people through Hull's Old Town. It encouraged people to explore the city's night-time streets as dormant robots awakened, responding to the city's architecture, interacting with one another and with Hull's residents and visitors.
The site-specific installations focused on three areas around Hull's Old Town, each featuring a different configuration of re-purposed industrial robots of varying sizes from ground to rooftop. The robots communicated through woven networks and acted as light guides creating kinetic animations resulting in an inquisitive acquaintance with the city. With a wide range of light effects, from beams to constellations, shadows and reflections, the robots animated and highlighted unseen places and encouraged people to see Hull in a new light. Specially sourced and curated soundscapes added to the experience.
The commission's exhilarating mix of art and technology embodied key themes for Hull as it reflected on a successful year as UK City of Culture and looked towards the future