Wednesday, November 05, 2008

creative sparks

Experienced this out door art installation at a winery a few weeks ago. From the outside, it was a black polythene structure, about 2 metre high and 3 metre long with a door, and intriguing puffs of smoke that snuck under the polythene every few minutes.

From the inside, it was this;

They had obviously pierced the polythene, in patterned shapes, and the use of dry ice enhanced the swirl of light.

It got me thinking about how we can engage people in public spaces. (At Opawa, we’ve got our Christmas Journey coming up, which takes Christmas outdoors.) These are stand alone, safe, secure spaces, which evoke mystery and invite experience. Perhaps one for the four weeks of Advent? Perhaps one at a Day of Remembrance or Hiroshima Day or at the opening of a Wine and food festival?

Posted by steve at 09:04 AM

1 Comment

  1. Thanks for sharing this. It opens up some creative ideas for setting up interactive and experiential worship and ‘discovery’ areas for community events and for church gatherings. I’m sure that it could be one of the stations at an Easter ‘service’- maybe a black tomb entered to find an ‘angel’ of light waiting to tell the good news of the resurrection of our Lord. The applications are endless and worth exploring !!

    Comment by Lesley Vince — November 10, 2008 @ 1:01 pm

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