Scream the House Down

Created during lockdown, this large-scale light installation is activated by people’s voices to illuminate a whole building according to the sound. Taking centre stage at an iconic Bristol building, this piece will offer the chance for visitors to the festival to light up The Corn Exchange on Corn Street in a sea of colour as this monumental light installation illuminates the building in response to their voice. The louder and longer the outburst, the bigger the response from the building. The light installation interprets every voice and scream differently, to create a unique response for each person.

The installation has been created by internationally renowned artist Marcus Lyall, who is known for experimental film and interactive moving-image projects, including award-winning stage visuals for The Chemical Brothers, a Metallica feature film, and artworks that have been shown around the world. His involvement with Bristol Light Festival establishes the event as one not to be missed in 2023.

With thanks to Bristol’s City Centre & High Streets Recovery and Renewal programme, which is funded by Bristol City Council and the West of England’s Combined Authority’s Love our High Streets project, with the aim of supporting the recovery of Bristol’s priority high streets.