Inspiration at the speed of light
Published: Sep 27 2023
From Cathedral to art gallery, concert hall and film set. Without building a thing.
Luxmuralis Renaissance - Canterbury Festival 2023
A fantastic 45 minute experience. Awesome, dreamlike and very beautiful.
The Old Masters visit Canterbury
The works of the Renaissance masters instantly plastered over Kent’s most iconic landmark - I just loved it. Peter Walker and the team from the Luxmuralis Projection Art Gallery - thank you.
The gift of sound and vision
Kaleidoscopic tunnels forming in the darkness, dancing and the morphing into the next, colour saturated sequence. Instantly transforming the Cathedral’s central knave, high alter and crypt into strange, other wordly spaces.
The monumental soundscapes of David Harper’s accompanying music - Renaissance billowing through the huge spaces completed the audio visual feast, accompanying the images perfectly.
As with most visits to architectural wonders I shuffled forward in a happy daze, mouth slightly agape as I stared up in amazement. My wife often preventing gentle collisions with others doing the same. I’d visited the Cathedral before but never like this. It became a huge film set, perfectly lit, waiting for the most dramatic scenes to play out and filled with a massive accompanying soundtrack.
On set with Leonardo and Michelangelo
An unstoppable magnet for the hundreds of mobile phones pointing in all directions. People wandered slowly, filming and snapping endlessly to try and capture the spectacle that surrounded them.
Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man sparring with Michelangelo’s massive anatomical sketches high in the South East Transept contrasted starkly with the eerie, blood red stillness at Thomas Becket’s murder memorial.
The sights, sounds and smells of history engulfed and mesmerised me, my wife and by the looks on their faces most of the other hundreds of souls at the event too.
Definitely the most inspirational hour I’ve experienced this year and my personal highlight of the 2023 Canterbury Festival so far. Highly recommended.
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