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Threshold - Lulu Quinn (2003)

 
Threshold
Threshold - Lulu Quinn

This unique, interactive sound sculpture takes the form of a large-scale stainless steel doorway, which frames the pathway and punctuates the High Street. When passing through, you ‘open the door’ to experience the sounds, songs and stories from 300 local people, including local school children and animals from Bill Quay Farm.

Movement sensors in the frame trigger the voices and recordings to play at random. The artwork is 5 metres tall and is situated at the top of Gateshead High Street near Matalan. Threshold is illuminated at night using LED lights and received a prestigious Civic Trust Award in 2004.

Funded by One North East through the Single Regeneration Budget and Matalan. 

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