Playable City Award 2014 Winner

Shadowing gives memory to city lights, enabling them to record and play back the shadows of those who passed underneath

Winner of Watershed’s 2014 Playable City Award

Shadowing was created by Chomko and Rosier. It was chosen from a shortlist of eight projects as part of the Playable City Award 2014.

Shadowing is currently live in Texas as part of an extended programme of Playable City Austin Events, leading up the Unesco Media Arts Exhibition with SXSW.

Shadowing premiered in Bristol over six weeks in Autumn 2014 – people hunted out the clandestine locations of eight augmented street lights, and were playing, dancing and shaping their shadows in some of the unexpected and lesser-travelled streets and pathways of Bristol.

Showing has since appeared in York, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, London and Austin Texas.

Media Ambition Tokyo

Media Ambition Tokyo, took place between 26 February and 21 March 2016 across the city. Three Shadowing lamp posts were installed in Toranomon Hills, hosted by British Council and supported by Rhizomatiks, Toranomon Hills and ADK. Learn more here:


Host Shadowing in your city

Shadowing is a touring work and is available to host in your city.

To find out more about Shadwing in your city please email