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60 Second CathedralDominik Lejman (Poland)
A Lux Scientia commission for Lumiere Durham
Funded by the European Commission Culture Fund
Special thanks to Artur Karwowski.
Jakub Łączny (Editing support)
Polish artist Dominik Lejman’s projection featured a specially-trained group of skydivers attempting to recreate the vaulted ceiling of Durham Cathedral as they fell to earth.
The piece revealed shapes representing Christian values, philosophy and ethics and also bioethical science, bringing into question notions of good and evil and the biological and molecular formations they might take.
Dominik Lejman is a Polish artist who splits his time between Poznań, Gdynia and Berlin. His large-scale works aim to create a new kind of urban light-painting – a technique involving video projections onto buildings, transforming their façades into vibrant historical canvases. Lejman first attracted international attention with his innovative multiple layering of traditional paintings (often monochromatic) and video projections. Much of his recent work is designed to destabilise the viewer’s customary patterns of perception, heightening awareness of the way we instinctively create internal and external ‘security blankets’ that offer an illusory shield against the realities and dangers of life.
‘Jump’ production: Dariusz “Dafi”, Jarosław “Widget” Szot, Artur “Bravos” Ceran (cameramen).
Sky Divers: Marcin Szot, Jacek Łącki, Krzysztof Kiebała, Markiz Białecki, Grzegorz Szusta, Kinga Komorowska, Jarosław Szot, Dominika Godlewska, Robert Wolski, Amelia Bobowska, Maciej Machowicz, Dariusz Banaszkiewicz, Robert Przytuła, Sebastian Matejek, Maciej Węgrzecki, Witold Kielerz, Maciej Król, Artur Karwowski, Grzegorz Leonow, Anna Dzido, Agnieszka Szczerbakow, Marcin Laszuk, Agata Chmielak, Izabela Pilarczyk, Laura Stachowska, Dariusz Filipowski, Artur Ceran, Marek Nowakowski.