Hull 2017: City of Culture launched by giant projections

Projection on to Hull Maritime Museum of a boat Image copyright Nik Pate
Image caption Images will be projected on landmark building's, including the city's Maritime Museum

Historic buildings across Hull will have video projected on to them as part of the launch event for City of Culture.

The Made in Hull display marks the start of the city hosting the year-long arts festival.

Organisers said it would feature live video, archive footage, images and sound "to tell the story of the city and its people over the last 75 years".

The event runs every evening for a week starting on 1 January.

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It is being co-ordinated by Hull-based documentary film-maker Sean McAllister.

Image copyright Zsolt Balogh
Image caption The projections will be a combination of archive footage and animation

Other artists involved include Zsolt Balogh, who worked on the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games and Invisible Flock, who have recorded audio on the city's streets and the crowd at a Hull City game.


Martin Green, CEO and director of Hull 2017, said the display would be "a thrilling, evocative and thought-provoking start to Hull's year as UK City of Culture".

He added: "It is inspired by the concept of the son et lumière, but with one of the finest documentary filmmakers working today at the helm it will be a bit different - as you might expect in Hull."

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Image caption One of the artists, Zsolt Balogh, worked on the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony in London

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