Ghosts in the Ruins

Commissioned by Coventry City of Culture I created a visual element as part of Nitin Sawhney's 'Ghosts in the ruins' - a new site specific performance in response to Benjamin Britten's War Requiem in the magnificent Coventry Cathedral. The work combined choral compositions, poetry and soundscapes and was performed over three nights 27-29 January 2022.

Working with archival images from the city, I created three sequences to accompany the soundscapes, AshesSeeds of Hope & Phoenix. Six projectors illuminated the 7m x 25m columns of the Cathedral to move the audiences from the point in WWII when the original Cathedral was bombed through the post war period to present day Coventry a vibrant and diverse city of sanctuary.  

Archival support: Coventry Cathedral Archive / Coventry.Digital / Photominers / Reach Media
Lighting Design: Nigel Edwards
Technical Support: Southby Productions  
Production Manager: Simon MacColl
Producers: Helen Galliano / Jon Davis

Photographs: FiveSix Photography