Award-winning artistic team Luxmuralis will explore Space, the Universe and Everything
THE story so far in a not so distant galaxy - thousands of visitors flocked to Liverpool this summer to see Peace Doves, a mass participation art installation featuring over 15,000 paper doves suspended in the cathedral.
Flooding the space with the wonders of the universe will be simply spectacular
The team behind that successful art installation has now announced a brand new immersive art experience coming to Liverpool next year.
Space, the Universe and Everything is set to transform the inside of Liverpool Cathedral after dark with an extraordinary display of lights, projections and sound, which will see visitors surrounded by the wonders of the universe as they walk through the building.
The stunning Gothic architecture of Liverpool Cathedral will become a canvas for an incredible exploration of space, with a spectacular son-et-lumière performance taking place every evening from Friday 8 February to Sunday 27 February 2022.
Combining the dazzling projections of sculptor Peter Walker, with the beautiful atmospheric sounds of composer David Harper, Space, the Universe and Everything is the work of award-winning artistic collaboration Luxmuralis, the team behind Peace Doves and Angel Wings at Liverpool Cathedral.
“We’re incredibly excited about bringing Space, the Universe and Everything to such a remarkable building,” said Peter Walker, artistic director of Luxmuralis.
“Mankind has only scratched the surface of space discovery and this artwork explores the amazing wonders of the universe, capturing the excitement of what the next steps might be as we see far away galaxies emerge before us.
“Space, the Universe and Everything gives visitors the chance to lose themselves in space and time as we take them from the first step on the moon to the edge of the universe and back again in just one night. It really will be an unforgettable experience.”
The Dean of Liverpool, The Very Revd Dr Sue Jones, said: “Liverpool Cathedral is well known for hosting contemporary artworks and we’re thrilled to welcome back Luxmuralis with our most ambitious installation yet.
“As the largest cathedral in the UK and one of the biggest in the world, just being inside the building at night is an incredible experience so flooding the space with the wonders of the universe will be simply spectacular.
“I hope people will enjoy the immersive installation and encounter Liverpool Cathedral in all its architectural splendour as we offer a chance to reflect and find a sense of serenity in the beauty of creation.”
Space, the Universe and Everything runs from 18 - 27 February. The experience is around 40 minutes with shows between 6pm - 8pm.
Tickets cost £8 for adults, children £6, with a family ticket for two adults and three children priced at £25. Under three are free.
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