‘Spiritus’ by Ross Ashton & Karen Monid.
Angels are spirits, but it is not because they are spirits that they are angels. They become angels when they are sent. For the name angel refers to their office, not their nature. You ask the name of this nature, it is spirit; you ask its office, it is that of an Angel, which is a messenger. -- St. Augustine
Spiritus was planned from the beginning as a two centre piece, using both the inside and the outside of the church. The Church of All Souls, Cheriton contains stained glass windows depicting the archangels Gabriel, Michael, Uriel and Raphael. We used these windows as the basis for the mapped video projection seen on the façade of the church.
The soundscape was the element that tied both the inside and outside together. In collaboration with the church, we lit the inside with candlelight creating a space in which the sound could be enjoyed and contemplated alone. The exterior was a larger scale piece using sound and image.
Created by Strange Cargo, the event has been supported by Arts Council England, Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Interreg European Funding, The Tory Family Foundation, Shepway District Council and Kent County Council.
The Cheriton Lights Festival was selected under the European cross-border cooperation programme INTERREG IV A France (Channel) - England, co-funded by the ERDF.
Our thanks to: Rector: Rev. David De Verny and the congregation of All Souls Church