Cathedra 900 is underway!! We implore you to go and visit the magnificent Exeter Cathedral with its beauty now amplified by the work of Mark Ware. The Exhibition runs until 30th September 2012 and celebrates one of the Cathedrals most striking features, its symmetry. Mark has used advanced digital technologies to capture various areas of the Cathedral, areas which may be missed by the passing visitor and overlooked by the regular. He has then transformed these images into 3 Dimensional compositions and these have been made into vast banners which now hang from the 14 imposing columns in the Cathedral. Click here to visit the Exter Cathedral website for full details on opening times etc, act quickly.
International online art exhibition
The final part of Cathedra 900 will be an international online art exhibition. The work will be exhibited on the Cathedra 900 website during late March 2013 (dates to be confirmed). The exhibition will be composed of a series of group exhibitions, each group featuring nine artists who will produce up to nine pieces of work each. Once again the theme will be ‘900 years’.
Although the various groups have yet to be confirmed, it is anticipated that artists from New York, Chicago and San Francisco will be involved as well as various groups from the U.K.
Canon Ian Morter, Exeter Cathedral: ‘The Dean and Chapter of Exeter Cathedral are very pleased to welcome this exhibition where the presentation of the arts and craftsmanship of past centuries is presented in the modern media of 3D followed by the subsequent film, sound installation and live concert event. These projects fulfil our Cathedral’s aspiration to be at the meeting place where the sacred and secular and the spirit and senses meet. We are enthused by the artistic interpretation that Mark Ware will bring so easily to the many and diverse visitors to this historic and sacred place.’
Mark Ware: “Cathedra 900 will be a celebration and an interpretation of the time line of the Cathedral building and a personal expression of what the Cathedral represents today and moving forward into the future.
I’m fascinated by this building in terms of how its relative perceived scale and its impact have evolved over centuries, as surrounding activities and town and city structures and sounds have changed. I’m interested in the erosion and additional construction over time of the building, and other changes that have altered its personality, and I’m also drawn to the idea of the
Cathedral being an ‘observer’, looking down on the people and the surrounding landscape below, as a symbol of permanence and reassurance since the 12th Century.
Exeter Cathedral is a wonderful and important structure and it is a privilege for me to be able to present Cathedra 900 within its walls. I’m extremely grateful to Exeter Cathedral and Arts Council England for their support in making this project happen.”