Leni Schwendinger is an internationally renowned light artist based in New York. Her works and installations add to current discussions on changing urban environments. She was invited to create; a new artwork of local, national and international significance to coincide with Glasgow 99, Year of Architecture and Design. From the outset she was determined to conduct the debate outside the gallery and outside the city centre where the people lived.
The project created a magical night-time walk along the locks and banks of the Forth Clyde canal and giving unique access to the residents of Maryhill. The light installations honoured and re-presented the canal’s built elements that were so important in the commercial development and success of Glasgow.
The project production process enabled new and innovative practical collaborations with Glasgow School of Art, Strathclyde University and North Glasgow College.