Stick figures to create ‘spectacle of light’ in St Andrew Square

The installation has previously visited cities including Lyon in France.

The installation has previously visited cities including Lyon in France.

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An invasion of stop-motion stick-figures will create a ‘spectacle of light’ when a major installation makes its first appearance in Scotland in Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square next month.

Keyframes, delivered by Curated Place with French artists collective Groupe LAPS, has been named a key event in the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. It will be exhibited in St Andrew Square from February 4 to March 28.

The 80 light sculptures will shine in sequence to an original musical composition to create the illusion of movement. The installation, which has been conceived to create an immersive experience, will invite people to wander through St Andrew Square to experience the space from different angles and in a new light.

The exhibition, which is free to view, is being funded by the city council and EventScotland with the support of Marketing Edinburgh and Essential Edinburgh.

Councillor Richard Lewis, Edinburgh’s Festivals and Events Champion, said: “This is public art which can be enjoyed by all ages and the impressive display will illuminate the night sky. It will bring the city centre to life during the transition from winter into spring and, going by the success of 2014’s Field of Light and last year’s Light Fantastic project, I’m sure it will draw an impressive footfall and support our city’s evening economy.”