In a New Light

Walter Hugo and Zoniel

 TA F8 Poster


Friday 5th and Saturday 6th November 2021

5pm to 10pm



Trapezium Gallery is pleased to be hosting an event as part of the Bradford is LiT event, a winter festival of light interventions across the Bradford district.


Walter & Zionel In a New Light(3)'In a New Light' draws on Bradford's rich history with the motor industry. Utilising a colourful cascade of re-purposed car headlight lights, controlled by motion sensors. Passers by become participants of the artwork as their movement activates it. Participants are invited to play with the light installation by waving, moving, or dancing in front of it.


Looking at an everyday object that has become ‘invisible’ in front of our own eyes. It weaves together the threads of local history, eco-sensitivity, and adaptation through a playful installation that physically engages participants. It utilises fun and movement as means to evoke a contemplation of the present moment and the potential beauty within our everyday surrounding environment.


By reframing the humble car headlight in this playful installation, celebrating its plethora of beautiful designs and colours, the artists engage the viewers and participants in an uplifting re-evaluation of an everyday object. whilst the act of physically engaging with the artwork through play allows space to connect with the present moment and create their own, new story.


Walter & Zionel In a New Light(2)This installation works as a playful and mindful access point to unfolding a deeper subject matter, a method often used in the works of the artist duo. The artwork utilises fun and movement as means to evoke a contemplation of the present moment and the potential beauty within our everyday surrounding environment.


Car headlamps have been used as a tool for the progression of our society for well over a hundred years, and are part of a local and national history. The artists utilise this many forms of this object through a playful interface creating a joyous interactive installation which presents deeper questions for the user to unfold.


About Walter Hugo & Zoniel

Walter & Zoniel are an artistic duo collaborating and exhibiting internationally. Multidisciplinary in their practice, they work with a variety of mediums one of which being the production of interactive and socially engaging installations / performances.

The central themes to their work come from a meditation upon our existence and reflection of the intricacies of the relationships we have with each other and with the natural world around us.

Their work visually charms and entices the viewer into thought and becoming present in the moment. Dealing predominantly with the human condition whilst evoking a relationship and questioning between all the elements involved.

Often utilising the tools of nature, surrealism and fun they are able to captivate audiences and inspire them to engage with the artwork. The meditative aspect of their practice allows access to a deeper exploration and experience for all.

Their public installation works include performance-practice installation at Tate Britain, Somerset House, Photo London, and site-specific public installations in Miami, San Fransisco, London, Liverpool and Durham. They have been commissioned by multiple national and international art festivals, fairs, biennials and galleries.

Their work has been acquired by the National Art collection and the National Portrait Gallery collection.



   Walter Hugo & Zoniel

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