UK-based artist Bruce Munro’s ‘water-towers’ will officially open january 14th, 2011 at Salisbury Cathedral in the UK. the installation consists of 69,000 meters of optic fibres which Munro and his team have laced through 15,000 bottles (which have been supplied by Cott beverages).
Each of the 69 towers are constructed from 216 bottles containing 30 tons of water, forming a massive, musical, watery maze which is lit by energy efficient LEDs that change color in an offset pattern.
‘water-towers’ is the first project in which munro has used music. During the build-up he was surprised at how important the sound element was. ‘(…) it really adds another dimension to the experience,’ he said.
When viewed from across the cloisters of the Cathedral, the stone arches in silhouette are vivid with color, appearing like stained glass windows. A custom designed control system with sound reactive projectors will respond to a soundtrack of the salisbury choir, played via hidden speakers as visitors wander through the maze, thus reflecting the sounds that have infused the building for 750 years, translating them into light.