Fire Installation


Compagnie Carabosse (France)


A magical fire garden of burning metal structures, mechanical fire pits and flickering flower pots in and around Durham Cathedral.

Fire alchemists, Compagnie Carabosse used scrap metal, charcoal, and even cast-off clothing to fill the Cathedral with candlelight which led the audience on an illuminated trail, evoking the journeys taken by pilgrims hundreds of years ago.

The musicians playing inside and outside the Cathedral were La Rose and Orl.

Carabosse are one of France’s most important street arts groups, transforming streets and parks into flickering artworks that remind us of the most basic and elemental human need. Carabosse have performed all over the world, delighting thousands of visitors from Edinburgh to Brighton with installations that inspire awe and reverence in equal measure.

Another installation by Compagnie Carabosse, Fire Garden, was part of Lumiere Derry~Londonderry 2013.


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