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Transformations Workshop Footage

On 30 June 2014 pyrotechnician Matthew Tosh and artist Lucy Lyons explored the theme of ‘Transformations’.

Here is some footage from the workshop:

Lucy Lyons asked participants to draw their experience of a pyrotechnic explosion. Closing their eyes, participants focused on the sound of the explosion and traced their reaction with a pen on paper.

Matthew Tosh demonstrates the way metal flake sparks emitted from a firework cool down and lose enough energy not to burn his hand when he immerses it in the sparks.

Lucy Lyons asked participants to make their own fireworks using bleach on paper primed with ink. Participants compared their reaction to the images with their reaction to the fireworks shown by Matthew.