LOCATION: PENSHAW MONUMENT, SUNDERLAND / COUNTY DURHAM BORDER
Viewing point: Herrington Country Park
With kind permission of National Trust
A beautiful and haunting memorial to those we have lost to Covid on this North East landmark
A Telling of Light is a special new commission to memorialise and commemorate the huge number of lives lost to Covid in the UK during the course of the pandemic, the work will reflect and recognise the magnitude of this loss and specifically the loss of breath.
This contemplative piece will be visible from up to 20 miles away. It will incorporate a multiplicity of abstracted landscape scenes changing into single illuminated breaths, rising up the pillars of the Penshaw Monument and disappearing into the dark of the night.
These visually compelling sequences will be accompanied by the hauntingly beautiful music that focuses in on Hildagard von Bingen, the 12th-century mystic and visionary and one of the earliest-known female composers. The soundtrack will be available for audiences to download to listen to at a distance as they view the piece, here on the Lumiere website and on the Artichoke guide on the Bloomberg Connects app.
LISTEN TO THE SOUNDSCAPE WITH THE AUDIO PLAYER BELOW
About Elaine Buckholtz & Ian Winters
Elaine Buckholtz is a multidisciplinary artist, operating in the space between light installation and architecture. Her work transforms environments and sites into quiet spectacles, inducing a sense of wonder by activating architectural forms and spaces with moving light, sculptural elements and sound.
Ian Winters is an award-winning media and performance artist who often collaborates with acclaimed composers, directors, and choreographers to create visual and acoustic media environments in performance. He maintains an active worldwide teaching practice leading workshops in live media and the integration of sensors, physical performance and site-based pieces and is a visiting research fellow at the University of Sussex.
The development of A Telling of Light was supported in part by a residency at the Djerassi Resident Artist Programme.
PLEASE NOTE: While you are welcome to photograph this installations for personal use, the artist retains all imagery rights. Commercial use of installation photography and film is strictly prohibited.