Luxmuralis: Space Voyager light show

New 'Luxmuralis: Space Voyager' light show to come to Bristol Cathedral

Wednesday 21 September 2022

From the 1st until the 5th of November Bristol Cathedral will be an immersive light gallery that pays homage to our planet, our place in the solar system, and the vast expanses of our universe. The critically acclaimed 'Luxmuralis: Space Voyager' light show will be coming to Bristol after 7 years of touring historic landmarks up and down the UK.

'Luxmuralis: Space Voyager' is an artistic collaboration between award-winning artists: sculptor Peter Walker and composer David Harper. This multi-sensory experience will transform the Bristol Cathedral interior into a virtual abstract painting inspired by the mysteries and beauty of space. The light projections will be accompanied by David Harper's arrangement which has been specifically composed for this piece, thus creating seamless harmony between visuals and sound.

The award-winning team behind the creation of Luxmuralis create large-scale, site-specific art installations in spaces across the UK and Europe and this son et lumière aims to provide visitors with a unique way to explore the space of the cathedral in a new light. 

The Very Revd Dr Mandy Ford, Dean of Bristol Cathedral, said: 'We are excited to be hosting this multi-sensory experience in Bristol Cathedral and hope that everyone will be moved by a sense of awe and wonder as we experience the light and sound of the universe inside our ancient building.'

The Space Voyager light show lasts between 45-60 minutes, but visitors are welcome to enjoy the show at their own pace. The show is just as much about being introspective and exploring the self as it is about exploring the universe and appreciating the history and architecture of the cathedral.

Part of the inspiration for this experience is our relationship with the Earth.

'We are all responsible for this small planet that we started to explore in the 1960s, climate change is part of the narrative,' says artist Peter Walker, Luxmuralis Lead Artist and Artistic Director.

'The artwork is about reflecting inwards as much as it is about reflecting outwards, and about how we take care of our small piece of the universe.'

When will I be able to visit Luxmuralis: Space Voyager?

Luxmuralis immersive light gallery  

'Luxmuralis: Space Voyager' will be at Bristol Cathedral on College Green from Tuesday, November 1 until Saturday, November 5. The installation shows between 17:30 and 22:45, with multiple showings featured per evening.

Places must be purchased in advance and tickets start from £6 with adult, child and concession tickets available. Tickets can be purchased here:

'Luxmuralis: Space Voyager' features loud music and fast-moving light throughout the experience, so may not be suitable for people who suffer from migraines, epilepsy, or sensory processing disorders.

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