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Cosmic Architecture

Nina Dunn & John Del’ Nero (UK)

Soundtrack: Isobel Waller-Bridge

Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics, Durham University

Celebrating the ground-breaking achievements of science with an out-of-this-world projection

Honouring the partnership between Lumiere and Durham University, this site-specific commission for the revolutionary Ogden Centre designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind makes a spectacular return to Durham. Watch the building come to life as 3D graphics depicting the birth of galaxies ripple across its surface. Cosmic Architecture marks the marriage of innovative architecture with the extraordinary work of the Cosmic Physicists at the University’s Ogden Centre. The soundtrack is an original piece composed by Isobel Waller-Bridge.

About Nina Dunn

Nina Dunn’s practice has always traversed the line between art and technology. Her work in visual art evolved into the use of integrated light design for film, theatre and live events. As head of Video and Digital Design at RADA, she’s one of the UK’s most prominent female video designers and over the past 10 years has created works for internationally acclaimed companies including The National Theatre, The Royal Opera House and The RSC. Cosmic Architecture was her first major public art commission and she has since created public works for the City of London and Emergency Exit Arts.

About John Del’ Nero

John Del’ Nero’s career in sound design spans across many disciplines, from designing the sound for The Rocky Horror Show in the West End to designing the sound aspects for the Golden Jubilee Celebrations in 2002.  John recently designed a sound installation for Salisbury Cathedral and he is currently working on a number of soundscapes celebrating the history of churches and villages in the UK.

About Isobel Waller-Bridge

Isobel Waller-Bridge is an award-winning composer at the forefront of a new wave of emerging artists in film, television and theatre. Her soundtracks include Vanity FairVita & Virginia and Fleabag. Her trademark electronic sound worlds and sweeping melodies for large-scale orchestra have received wide critical acclaim.

Accessibility information

Level access with dropped kerbs throughout the site.

Artwork description: Moving projection on building with gentle sound.

PLEASE NOTE: While you are welcome to photograph this installations for personal use, please note that the artist retains all imagery rights. Commercial use of installation photography and film is strictly prohibited.


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