Sat, 27 Jan|
Fourth Portal Lab
LIGHT FESTIVAL FUNKI PORCINI LASERIUM | FREE
Immerse yourself for 10 minutes in Funki Porcini's Laserium as you walk the Gravesend Light Festival. Music physically vibrates mirrors and glass with 700 lasers refracting light to create a mesmerising experience. Free | Licensed Bar | Under 16 accompanied by adult | Warning Flashing Lights
Time & Location
27 Jan 2024, 18:00 – 20:00
Fourth Portal Lab, Royal Pier Rd, Gravesend DA12 2BD, UK
About the event
As part of the Gravesham Light Festival 2024, the Fourth Portal invites you to pop into our Lab at St Andrew's Art Centre and immerse yourself for 10 minutes in Funki Porcini's Laserium.
A fully immersive experience as 700 lasers dance off mirrors and glass vibrating to the music of Ninja Tunes veteran Funki Porcini.
FREE | 10-minute viewing | Just turn up | Max 20 people per viewing
Licensed Bar | Under 16 accompanied by adult | Warning Flashing Lights
To immerse yourself in the full, One-Hour experience come along on Sunday, 28 January 2024. Advance tickets are available below.
Who is Funki Porcini?
James Brandell, aka Funki Porcini, is a British music provocateur and humorist of the early Ninja Tunes period. Mixing together surreal jazz, found noise, synthetic strangeness and dream logic. "Funki Porcini" is a twist on "Funghi Porcini", the Italian name of the mushroom Boletus edulis, commonly known as "penny bun".
He spent ten years in Italy making music for film and television.[ Thereafter, he returned to England. In 1994, he signed to independent record label Ninja Tune and set up his own studio, The Uterus Goldmine.
More about Funki Porcini can be found on Ninja Tunes here.
What to expect
Entry will be on a first come first serve basis for the Free 10-minute events (Friday 26/Saturday 27) and by ticket on Sunday 28th January 2024.
Viewers will be treated to one wall filled with pulsating lights from 700 lasers passing through various glass objects, including ashtrays and bottles. Each laser is reacting to music written and produced by Funki Porcini, which will fill this former seafearers church with sound.
The lasers and rig
To learn more about the lasers and the process involved in creating this incredible rig, visit Funki's blog here
Visit Funki Porcini's delicious website, https://funkiporcini.net/things/
Visit for Free or Buy tickets
FRIDAY 26 & SATURDAY 27 JANUARY | 10-MINS FREE
SUNDAY 28 | 1-HOUR FULL PERFORMANCE AT 6.30PM & 9PM | Adv £11.50+booking fee or £14 on the door.