Laser Link

A huge green laser will conjoin FACT with Tate Liverpool. Travelling 800 metres as the crow flies, the beam of light will make a symbolic connection between the two galleries during their joint exhibition of video artist, pioneer and composer Nam June Paik.

Artist Peter Appleton, who was behind the laser which joined the Anglican and Metropolitan cathedrals in Liverpool during 2008 Capital of Culture, has been commissioned by FACT to create the artwork, Laser Link, which references Nam June Paik's innovative laser works.

The artwork also marks 2010 as the 50th anniversary of the laser.

Liverpool-based artist Peter Appleton, who has worked with new technology across the world for 20 years, is fascinated by the communicative powers of light. Appleton, whose work with creative technology builds on Nam June Paik's legacy, will also be reconfiguring a previous work commissioned by Tate St Ives, State of Sea for FACT's atrium. The artwork will allow visitors to the building to interact with visitors in another part of the building across a beam of light.

Giant laser beam to connect two Liverpool galleries