Projections in the Dock of the Bay

Digital Artist Cath Whippey brings cutting edge digital art to her own North Yorkshire village.

As part of the Festival of Light 2005, Cath Whippey and Nicola Naismith showed some of their digital art work in Robin Hoods Bay village centre and were joined by local children. Two screens, one in a shelter and the other on the side of the building were used to screen a variety of work, some of which were animated pieces produced by children attending the local primary school.

The event, held just before Christmas, drew an appreciative crowd of around 50 people over the course of the evening.

This is the second time Create has teamed up with Cath, the first being two years previously when Cath projected her work onto the massive sea wall in Robin Hoods Bay.

Cath Whippey uses animation and real time video to create fascinating and magical instances. These instances explore themes of change, metamorphosis and transformation. She often finds the initial idea for a piece of work quickly and then uses the process of making to develop the idea further, responding to the discoveries that reveal themselves. Humour as a counterpart to intensity often pops up into the process.