Pixel Pyros at Jubilee Square
Pixel Pyros at Jubilee Square



Sunday 02 September 2012

A stunning outdoor interactive performance kicks off Brighton Digital Festival

PixelPyros is a digital fireworks display projected onto a large screen, which the audience controls with their bodies, thanks to motion detection sensors.

Pyro(technics) to the People at White Night 2011
Pyro(technics) to the People at White Night 2011

Everyone loves fireworks, but usually we’re told to light the touch paper and stand well back. With Pixel Pyros created by Seb Lee-Delisle, you can get up close and trigger them with your body.

Projected onto a vast outdoor screen, this is a fireworks display like no other, and a fitting way to officially launch Brighton Digital Festival – a whole month of digital culture in Brighton.

Head down to Jubilee Square at 8.30pm, and watch out for the glowing orbs of light. An array of triggers fire rockets as you move. The audience are participants in this performance and control the experience. You are invited to use your own judgement and creativity to decide which fireworks are triggered in which order. You are the choreographers of the piece.

Award-winning creative coder, artist, speaker and teacher Seb Lee-Delisle, works across platforms including JavaScript, Processing and openFrameworks. He works to bring people together with large scale installations. His work has pushed the boundaries of what is possible both on and off the web, and won two BFTAs with Plug-in Media, the agency he co-founded in 2004.

Uplifting and delightful, PixelPyros is a truly unique digital interactive event. It’s totally free and for one night only. Come and play!

More about PixelPyros: seb.ly/work/pixelpyros-digital-interactive-fireworks

Date: Sunday 2 September 2012

Time: 8.30pm

Venue: Jubilee Square, Brighton BN1 1GE

Brighton Digital Festival is a celebration of digital culture. It is run by members of Brighton’s arts and digital communities, administered by Wired Sussex in association with Lighthouse and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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