16 — 24 Sept 2023
Architecture / Landscape, Multi-Disciplinary Design, Art / Collectibles
St Pauls Cathedral
St. Paul's Churchyard
Inside St Paul’s Cathedral, London Design Festival in association with Artichoke Trust presented ‘Aura’ by artist Pablo Valbuena. The installation examined the potential of time, sound and light to create a contemporary response to the Cathedral.
‘Aura’ was a live installation that transformed the sounds present in the Cathedral into a pulsating line of light projected at an architectural scale. The piece was deeply intertwined with the context and fabric of Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece. It introduced new ideas while seamlessly integrating into the building and its daily life as if it had been part of the original design. ‘Aura’ listened to the sound, voices and music generated in St Paul’s and materialised them into a spectral, three-dimensional aura. ‘Aura’ was supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies with engineering consultancy services by Arup. Aura was best viewed reacting to the free and unticketed services which take place daily in St Paul’s Cathedral. Missed ‘Aura’? Experience the installation: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp254j5wQLQ