Location: Durham Cathedral
Viewed from Palace Green
Light and music energise the architecture of Durham Cathedral.
Shape-shifting video-mapped projections animate the Cathedral, highlighting the significance of the building as both an iconic historical structure and a modern symbol for the city. A composed generative soundtrack constantly changes and evolves, raising through a crescendo that moves in symphony with the spirituality of the Cathedral. You’re invited to manipulate the installation by interacting with one of two stone controllers. Please note, given the large crowds at the Cathedral, only a limited number of randomly allocated interactivity slots will be available.
About Tigrelab Art
Tigrelab is a Barcelona based studio directed by Javier Pinto, Mathieu Felix and Federico Gonzalez, with a long-standing experience in 2D and 3D animation, Motion Graphics and Video Mapping. The trio’s particular passion is producing interactive experiences where graphic design and film are integrated within rules-based, generative environments and/or interactive video mapping. They love working closely with clients through the entire creative process from the idea and concept, to the final production to create evocative experiences.
Tigrelab’s significant understanding of human factors enable them to involve users as a fundamental part of the development and evolution of a story. Always excited to try to blend technology, art and people, they really enjoy seeing their content in other surfaces, media and platforms. Their recipe for powerful and simple experiences is that they love to experiment, mix and make mistakes, finding the best people and teams to achieve their goals. Hailing from multiple cultures across Europe and South America, Tigrelab brings a truly international – truly Barcelonian – mix of culture and sensibilities to each project.
Durham Cathedral is situated at the top of a steep hill. The road surface is cobbled and on either side, there are narrow paths with kerbs.
Access inside the Cathedral is mostly via ramps. Access to the Undercroft and Toilets is via steps and a lift. There is a level route as well, that requires leaving the Cloister and following a route outside the main building.
Within the Cathedral Church, the Chapel of Nine Altars, the Gregory Chapel and the Shrine of St Cuthbert have no ramps. There is a stairclimber which can enable manual wheelchair users to visit these areas under the guidance of a Cathedral employee.
The Cathedral exit from the Undercroft to North Bailey is a cobbled surface.
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.