In pictures: Centre:mk launches magic carpet installation

Hermes Investment Management has launched a series of interactive art installations for the summer at Centre:mk shopping centre in Milton Keynes.


Three art installations opened on Saturday 16 July and will run until Sunday 24 July, as part of IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2016.  

The magic carpet installation is said to be the largest digital experience installed in a shopping destination.

Magic Carpet is a huge kaleidoscopic ‘carpet’ designed by the Festival’s artist-in-residence this year, Miguel Chevalier.

The two other additional pieces on display include, Liquid Gold is The Air, by choreographer Rosemary Lee and filmmaker Roswitha Chesher, and Ground Resistance by Wesley Goatley and Georgina Voss.

The event has already had in excess of 70,000 visitors over the first two days and Centre:mk is anticipating around 500,000 people will experience the installations during the show period.

Ed Sellick, on behalf of Centre:mk’s joint owners, Hermes Investment Management and AustralianSuper, said: "We believe in excellence, responsibility and innovation, and for us, this partnership with IF: Milton Keynes International Festival allows us to succeed in all these areas."

Monica Ferguson, festival director added: "I am thrilled at the partnership with Centre:mk – a place and an organisation at the heart of Milton Keynes, like the Festival itself.

"Centre:mk is working with us to bring work by some of the world’s best artists right into the everyday places and spaces of people’s lives."

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