An Illuminated Palace

An Illuminated Palace

Mon 26 April – Sun 6 June 2021
Dusk to 11pm daily

The installation will change every few days so make sure you come back to see what fresh creatures have been born.

Chats Palace 42-44 Brooksby’s Walk, Homerton, London E9 6DF


Virtual Stage
The light installation will be accompanied by a rare on-line presentation of SDNA’s 12 Moves, a short digital film with an exciting creative team including composer Mira Calix (Warp Records), choreographer Jennifer Irons (ironINC Dance), code master Evan Raskob, dramaturg Stephen Wilson and costume designer Julia Kalache.

Film launch 7pm / date tbc 2021/ 32 mins durations.

12 Moves took its inspiration from stories of prominent Victorian Collectors to imagine a new fairy-tale of the hunting and imprisonment of six magical creatures.

12 Moves was commissioned by Dancefest and was part of the Dancing for the Games program, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. It was funded by Legacy Trust UK, Arts Council England West Midlands and Advantage West Midlands.

An Illuminated Palace

An SDNA light installation at Chats Palace

To celebrate the June 2021 re-opening of Chats Palace after a 15-month closure, SDNA will illuminate our building’s iconic frontage with a series of distinctive digital artworks. Insects and exotic flowers will emerge from the heritage windows and a colorful glow will light up our iconic facade: vibrant, joyful and life-affirming let us light your way through Homerton every evening this spring.

SDNA is a creative studio producing digital artworks and vibrant interactive experiences for a range of settings including museums, heritage sites, iconic buildings, hospitals, theatre, festivals, outdoor performances and concerts. They are passionate about exploring the interaction between moving image, installation and live performance, and by collaborating with a diverse range of participants and audiences.

Hackney residents will undoubtedly remember SDNA’s landmark light project, Electric Bloom, a series of vibrant projections, lighting, sound and video installations celebrating the hidden history of Hackney. SDNA were the artistic leads on this project – a public art and heritage project commissioned by London Borough of Hackney. The project explored Hackney’s historic links with the textile industry and the exotic gardens and hothouses created by the Loddiges family in the 19th century and invited residents to express their thoughts on Hackney’s contemporary regeneration and development. These artworks inspired a series of vibrant, colorful and interactive permanent and temporary installations, projected onto popular historical sites including St John’s at Hackney Church, St Augustine’s Tower and Churchwell Path.

SDNA are Ben Foot and Valentina Floris

Live-stream commissioned by Chats Palace with support from Arts Council England

countdown to film launch








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