A brand-new Curated Place commission in cooperation with SPECTRA Aberdeen, Seb Lee Delisle's Lightning Catchers is a large scale laser-projected interactive experience visitors on the tower of Bury Parish Church. When it is your turn to play you walk up to the building and take the 2m long lightning rod that is attached via a long wire to an electricity receptacle box. Holding the lightning rod in the air and wait for lightning to strike. Tendrils of sparks appear at the top of the building and before you know it, a huge bolt comes crashing down towards you. Frantically you move your lightning rod closer to the base of the arc, if you miss it, the lightning disappears and you wait for the next bolt.
Seb Lee-Delisle is a digital artist and speaker who uses computers to engage with people and inspire them. As an artist, he likes to make interesting things from code that encourage interaction and playfulness from the public.
Laser Light Synths won the 2016 Lumen Interactive Prize. He won 3 Microsoft awards in 2013, and he was Technical Director on Big and Small, the BBC project that won a BAFTA in 2009.