City of Light – Carlisle Castle and Carlisle Cathedral

City of Light – Carlisle Castle and Carlisle Cathedral – 14th – 16th October 2021

The artwork shown at Carlise Cathedral, titled ‘Life’, was designed to enable people to contemplate their own personal journeys and reflect upon a 24-hour period of life on today’s planet. The audience was taken from sunset to sunrise, journeying through the beauty of planet earth, witnessing the sun, the oceans and the clouds.

The second artwork, at Carlisle Castle, was a beautiful artwork created from the textures, forms, and colours of human creativity. Developed from collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford the work was a celebration of the beauty of human life.

Sounds heard are musical pieces composed by David Harper who used recorded anthropological soundtracks from collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum within his works.

The artwork and visual imagery were created by artist Peter Walker who interpreted collections from the Natural History Museum Oxford and the William Morris Museum, depicting nature and artistically highlighting core issues in the subject of life on earth.

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What people said:

“City of lights was so beautiful tonight”

“Went to the special festival of light show which was amazing. The cathedral looked beautiful”

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