Artist Luke Egan turned Manchester Town Hall into a retro game

| April 25, 2012 | 1 Comment
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Artist Luke Egan turned Manchester Town Hall into a retro game

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Last month street artist Luke Egan turned Manchester Town Hall into a retro game into everyone’s favourite 80s retro games and the video is now ready!

Red Stripe’s behind the commission, where Filthy Luker (Luke Egan) used scaffolding on Manchester town hall to create a scene reminiscent of everyone’s favourite 80s retro game Space Invaders. Using plastic road barriers and road work equipment, the installation came alive with LED lights which ‘animated’ the work, allowing the public to engage on a large scale. The intention is to promote a bit of creativity as part of Red Stripe’s ‘Make’ project
It is one of the largest art works to date in Manchester city centre, the dimensions are 17 meter width by 16.5 meter high.

About the artist:

Filthy Luker creates larger than life rural and urban installations, using handcrafted inflatable sculptures with stealth efficiency to maximum visual impact and surreal effect. The installations interact with the surrounding environment and aim to turn heads. The works are a comment on the clash between the man-machine and the environment, and the over-looked life of trees and plants.

by Julia Besley

 

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  • Mark

    Great to see art in Manchester. When did this happen? is it still there??