A spectacular laser installation will take over The Lowry’s main theatre auditorium with the eye-popping IRIS. When the kinetic light sculpture launches at the end of May, vast swathes of digital shapes will morph before your eyes thanks to the pioneering technology of the London-based creative studio Marshmallow Laser Feast. And the best thing? It’s all run by robots. Robotic technology will fill the huge 1,700-seat Lyric theatre with colourful curves and Moebius strips made from light – and only light. To ease you into Iris’s immersive landscape, there will be a musical score accompanying the repeating seven-minute presentation. Taking over the theatre’s largest space is a bold move by programmers, and is designed to put Salford on a level with other European cities leading the art-tech revolution. The bright boffins behind this digital delight, Marshmallow Laser Feast, have previously worked with U2, Squarepusher and Heston Blumenthal. They were commissioned to produce IRIS as part of Week 53, The Lowry’s biennial programme of new art. If you’re seeing another show at The Lowry, take in the feast of light and sound when you get a chance – but if you don’t already have tickets for something else, you can attend special free showings throughout IRIS’s run at the following times:

Sat 27 – Sun 28 May, 11am-4pm
Sat 10, 17 & 14 Jun, 10.30-11.30am
Sat 8 Jul 10.30-11.30am

Fri 26 May – Sun 16 Jul, The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ. Tel: 0843 208 6000, no see times above, FREE, www.thelowry.com

Fri 26 May - Sun 16 Jul
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Sun 4 Jun 2017