adelaide crescent

NOV 2003

The Glow  Project was a spectacular after-dark multimedia event with a HUGE difference.

Images, contributed by local people and artists, were projected on to Adelaide Crescent, a mid 19th century residential development in Hove. The Glow Project tapped into the emotional lives of people who lived behind the walls on which the projections were shinning, illuminating their stories outside in the city.  

Glow was the creative vision of Nathalie. She sourced the visual narrative from scores of people where the event was taking place and from artists.

In Adelaide Crescent, the residents revealed their most precious treasures - photographs, objects, artworks - sharing their stories and lives to create a spectacular collective event. Nathalie orchestrated the project, contextualising images contributed by the community within her own artistic framework.   This collective energy gave Glow a creative life of its own, which had a powerful impact on both passers by and those who took part.

The Glow project aimed to alter people's lives and perspectives through bringing them together and enabling them to celebrate individual creativity and experiences in a shared setting.  

Through a mesmerising visual event, using the latest projection technology, Glow directed the light at "us", making "us" the main actor of our own story.

"I live in Adelaide Crescent and I was touched and moved that the project was taking place here. It gave me a great feeling of involvement.   I adored seeing everyone's images on such a large scale, it made the most intimate moments seem larger than life."

"Within 5 minutes of the Glow project starting, I was in a better mood, it was uplifting and moving."

"I called my son in Australia on my mobile to tell him he was missing a wonderful evening."

"I couldn't believe it when I saw myself projected onto a building - it is a very strange feeling.   I loved seeing everyone's pictures.   It was like nosing through a photo album - fantastic."

"I thought the event was fantastic despite the rain.   We watched for about 45 minutes and thoroughly enjoyed it."

A special thank to Ross Ashton and ETC Ltd for believing in the project and sponsoring it.

Photography by Nigel Swallow, Denise Felkin, David Thompson, Katta Gyondiosis.