Lionheart & Lightsout
Bedwyr Williams commemorates a digital-age story of the city reminiscent of a contemporary ‘Canterbury Tale’: that of the legendary ‘Lionheart and Lightsout’, a pair of cage-fighters dressed in drag for a night out, who stood their ground in the face of adversity and abuse.
Originally captured on CCTV, the duo’s actions became an Internet hit with many thousands of people viewing the short film clip. However, as Williams sees our lives being awash with digital information and this tale may soon be forgotten, he ensures them a worthy tribute by casting the duos’ high heel footprints into brass and setting them into the pavement where the incident occurred, creating a lasting symbol against harassment and persecution.
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Art Across The City is an exciting public art programme designed and delivered by LOCWS International, an artist-led charity based in the City of Swansea. LOCWS International commissions international and UK-based artists to create new contemporary artworks for accessible public spaces across the city.
A broad range of artworks are produced from sculpture, painting and installation to performance and film and each is inspired by an aspect of the city’s culture, heritage, architecture, people or landscape.