Guildford Illuminated – Guildford Cathedral

Guildford Illuminated – ‘Space’ & ‘Life’ – Guildford Cathedral – 8th – 12th February 2022

‘Space’ and ‘Life’  

The artwork features a journey through space, light and time, which takes viewers on a journey to the very edge of the galaxy and asks viewers to contemplate their own personal journeys and reflects back on the wonder that is our planet earth.

The artwork then explores ’Life’ which is designed to enable people to explore and contemplate and reflect upon life on today’s 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 reflected inside the majestic sacred space giving the viewer moments of awe and wonder.

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 is half an hour of awe and wonder!”

“A fun event to celebrate Guildford cathedrals 60th birthday”

“Sat on the floor in the middle of Guildford cathedral immersed in a light and sound show. Absolutely beautiful.”

“Like being in a giant kaleidoscope”

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