The Light of the Spirit

Patrice Warrener (France)


Multicoloured martyrs on Westminster Abbey.

The Light of the Spirit enveloped the West Front of the capital’s breath-taking Westminster Abbey in colour and light. The projection highlighted the architectural mastery of the building as audiences witnessed the glorious statuettes of 20th-century martyrs reimagined. Usually perched unobtrusively on the façade above the Great West Doors, the figures were transformed into kaleidoscopic illuminations, a tribute to their lives in technicolour.

Patrice Warrener is recognised worldwide for his chromolithe projection system. His polychromatic illumination of buildings gives the impression of a spectacularly bright painted surface. He has designed more than 80 astounding creations and continues to share this unique art form across the globe.

During Lumiere London 2016, visitors were invited to take the perfect picture at the Land Rover Private View of this festival installation.

Another installation by Patrice Warrener, The Red House, was part of Lumiere Durham 2015.


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