Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Sound II


I was at Winchester Cathedral yesterday meeting Canon Roly Riem. We are both interested in trying to encourage Benedictine type spiritual practise in an everyday setting. Roly showed me round the cathedral - very beautiful it is too - with lots of creative and prayerful spaces. I'd wanted to see Anthony Gormley's Sound II installation, which is in the crypt, for a long time. It's quietly powerful - and if you've not seen Sound II yet in the flesh [metal], now is a very good time. This is apparently the first season in ages that the crypt has flooded, and installation really works best in its setting when surrounded by water. Perhaps the figure with hands cupped, standing in water in an underground place, encourages us to remain in prayer, whatever is going on around us...

1 comment:

bigdaddystevieB said...

Sounds/looks wonderful... wish Winchester was closer!