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Marcus Lyall new, outdoor interactive laser and sound installation, ‘Presence’

Marcus Lyall – On your Wavelength (c) Marcus Lyall

Artist Marcus Lyall is unveiling his new, outdoor interactive laser and sound installation, ‘Presence’, which will appear at 5-9pm every evening between the 16th – 20th December underneath Silvertown Way in London’s Royal Docks. The installation will transform a cavernous space under the road into an immense, illuminated ‘echo chamber’ filled by the laser light, which reacts to visitor voices.

Visitors are invited to engage with the work, activating it by singing, shouting or speaking into the void. The sounds will be amplified, reverberated, distorted and echoed as they travel through the space.See ‘Presence’ in a derelict area between the concrete columns underneath Silvertown Way. To find the installation, local visitors should go to the pedestrian underpass by Expressway, 1 Dock Road, Royal Docks, E16 1AG. You can also view online via live stream on the Royal Docks website (live from the 16th December).

‘Presence’ is commissioned by the Royal Docks Team and is part of the Join the Docks Autumn Programme. Join the Docks this autumn to discover 20 activities and events taking place between October and January online and across London’s historic Royal Docks. royaldocks.london/whats-on

About the Artist

London-based artist Marcus Lyall grew up in a house steeped in architecture, science fiction and hobby electronics and his work focuses around these forms, whilst also incorporating light, visuals,
sound, lasers and images to transform underused places. Previous commissions include ‘On Your Wavelength’ a site-specific installation in Canary Wharf that mapped human brain waves in light, and music and ‘Scream the House Down’, where participants were invited to vocalise their inner frustrations to illuminate a four-storey office building in London Bridge. marcuslyall.co.uk

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