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24th - 24th September 2022
A dramatic sound and light installation that takes visitors on a journey of scientific discovery is coming to Worcester Cathedral this September.
The SCIENCE event will see the interior of the majestic building transformed to take visitors on a journey of exploration and intrigue.
Created by award winning artistic duo ‘Luxmuralis’ – made up of sculptor Peter Walker and composer David Harper – sound and light art is projected onto the stunning architectural features within the Cathedral. Visitors are enveloped with bespoke music as they make their way through the breath-taking installation.
SCIENCE is designed to explore and contemplate the contributions of science and human understanding of the physical world around us.
The artwork examines Chemistry and Biology and interprets artistically the scale of molecules, cells and DNA. It explores the history of science, its contributions to humanity, and offers a reflection upon famous scientists past and present.
The artwork also respects the sacred space. It is viewed within, and offers contemplation of, religion and science together within the Cathedral. It offers reflection on the ways in which science and religion neither prove nor disprove the other; exploring how wisdom and beauty both serve to kindle our imaginations and enlarge our capacity for wonder.
Visitors hear bespoke filmic arrangements, composed and produced by David Harper, that capture the visuals and invigorate the senses. The artwork and visual imagery are created by Artist Peter Walker, who uses light as if painting on a canvas.
Stephen Edwards, Vice-Dean of Worcester Cathedral, said: “We’re very excited to be hosting SCIENCE in September, which promises to be a spectacular show, featuring an immersive internal sound and light journey that will transform the interior of our majestic Cathedral.
“Projects like this are very exciting and important for the Cathedral as they allow visitors to experience our magnificent building in a very different way. We are extremely grateful to Westhill Endowment for once again helping to fund this project.
“We’re delighted to welcome Luxmuralis back following the success of the SPACE installation last year. The feedback from our visitors was overwhelmingly positive and we can’t wait to welcome even more people to enjoy SCIENCE which will run over five evenings, with additional time slots available. We’re always keen to show off the diversity of our stunning building, attract new visitors and allow people the opportunity to experience the Cathedral in all its glory.”
SCIENCE will take place on the evenings of Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22, Friday 23 and Saturday 24 September 2022.
Tickets, priced at £11 per person are available for timed entry. Under 3s are free, but a ticket will need to be booked.
For more information about the artists, please visit www.luxmuralis.com
Image credit: created by the Luxmuralis artistic collaboration, Peter Walker Sculptor and David Harper Composer
24th - 24th September 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm