Monday, April 22, 2024

‘Discovery’ at Chester Cathedral

‘Discovery’ is a spectacular sound and light experience event coming to Chester Cathedral In February. Themed around ‘Science and Space’ the installation, a first for Chester, invites people to ponder our relationship with our planet and beyond.

Discovery will be an immersive journey for people to walk through and explore Chester Cathedral in a new light, inviting you to fully immerse yourself in the artwork, and consider what humans have achieved in our place in the world. 

Sound and light art will take you on a journey through space. You will have the chance to see original footage of the rocket launch, explore the creation story and the Big Bang and view the of Earth as if looking back from space under a galaxy of stars.

Discovery is designed to enable people to explore and contemplate the contributions of science and human understanding of the physical world around us.

The artwork will explore chemistry and biology and interpret artistically the scale of molecules cells and DNA as well as exploring the history of science and its contributions to humanity, while reflecting upon famous scientists past and present.

The architectural beauty of Chester Cathedral will be exposed and enhanced by the artwork projected throughout as you walk through the light artworks and installations.

The Very Revd Dr Tim Stratford, Dean of Chester says: 
“I’m excited to commence 2024 with such an awe-inspiring event.  Peter Walker, and the Luxmuralis team have created events in cathedrals nationally, and it’s fantastic to bring one to Chester.  A first for the city!”

“Our visitors were stunned by the ‘Once a Desert’ installation in the Cathedral nave in 2022, however, Discovery will be much larger, and illuminate most of the Cathedral interior.  It really will be outstanding!” he concludes.

Artist Peter walker says: 
“The installation allows us to look at such concepts, from the vastness of space to the smallest things ever discovered, from the uniqueness of earth to its fragility.  The installation is for people of all ages to walk through a truly immersive fine art experience with almost every inch of the Cathedral bathed in light and sound, and the chance to sit on the floor and watch the universe unfold before you.”

Discovery will open on Wednesday 21 February until Saturday 24 February.  Tickets are priced at £9.50 for adults and £6 for children.  The event will open at 5.45pm with show times through until 8.30pm daily.  Tickets are available from Chester Cathedral Website