An Immersive Art Installation With Dazzling Light Projections Is Coming To Liverpool Cathedral

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer


Following a number of stunning installations like the ‘Peace Doves’ by Peter Walker, Liverpool Cathedral has announced the return of the sculptor with a brand new and extraordinary experience coming to the venue at the start of next year. An immersive art installation, known as ‘Space, The Universe and Everything’, is set to transform the inside of Liverpool Cathedral with an unbelievable display of lights, projections and sound, allowing visitors to be surrounded by the awe-inspiring wonders of the universe.

Better yet, the breathtaking installation will come to life after dark as the stunning Gothic architecture of Liverpool Cathedral becomes a canvas for an incredible exploration of space and the universe, with a spectacular son-et-lumière performance taking place every evening. Combining the dazzling projections of Peter Walker with the beautiful atmospheric sounds of composer, David Harper, ‘Space, The Universe and Everything’ is the work of award-winning artistic collaboration, Luxmuralis, the team which brought ‘Angel Wings’ and ‘Peace Doves’ to Liverpool Cathedral.

Credit: Gareth Jones

Speaking about this powerful new immersive art installation coming to Liverpool Cathedral, Peter Walker, artistic director of Luxmuralis, said: “We’re incredibly excited about bringing ‘Space, The Universe and Everything’ to such a remarkable building. Liverpool Cathedral has an amphitheatre of space about it and to fill such a vast area of Gothic architecture with galaxies and the universe is going to be absolutely phenomenal.

“Mankind has only scratched the surface of space discovery and this artwork explores the amazing wonders of the universe, capturing the excitement of what the next steps might be as we see far away galaxies emerge before us. ‘Space, The Universe and Everything’ gives visitors the chance to lose themselves in space and time as we take them from the first step on the moon to the edge of the universe and back again in just one night. It really will be an unforgettable experience.”

Credit: Gareth Jones

The Dean of Liverpool, The Very Revd Dr Sue Jones, said: “As the largest cathedral in the UK and one of the biggest in the world, just being inside the building at night is an incredible experience so flooding the space with the wonders of the universe will be simply spectacular. I hope people will enjoy the immersive installation and encounter Liverpool Cathedral in all its architectural splendour as we offer a chance to reflect and find a sense of serenity in the beauty of creation.”

The art installation will run from February 18 to 27 with shows starting every 15 minutes between 6 pm – 8 pm. Tickets for the immersive art experience, which lasts around 40 minutes, can be booked in advance here.

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