Life – Rochester Cathedral

Life – Rochester Cathedral – 4th – 8th October 2022

The artwork ‘Life’ is designed to enable people to explore and contemplate their own personal journeys and reflect upon life on todays planet that occurs in a single 24 hour period. The viewer is taken from Sunrise to Sunset, journeying through the beauty of planet earth, witnessing the sun, the oceans and the clouds. The outside reflected inside the majestic sacred space giving the viewer moments of awe and wonder. 

The artwork enables contemplation on our human existence in the creation of our planet and our human impact upon it, reflecting ecology and the beauty of the world around us.  The sounds and textures of humanity, extinction and time is portrayed.  

Sounds heard are musical pieces composed by David Harper who has used within his works recorded anthropological soundtracks from collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum.  The artwork and visual imagery is created by Artist Peter Walker who has interpreted collections from the Natural History Museum Oxford and the William Morris Museum, depicting nature and artistically highlighting the Cathedrals own architectural design features and brings the outside world inside. 

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What people said:

“It was very moving and we all enjoyed it”

“it’s epic!!”

“Absolutely phenomenal light show and art installation.”

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