Sunday, October 01, 2006

God in public space

I went down with Pete and Joyce Majendie to see Menetekel, an interactive large scale, public space art installation. The seeding idea is the story of King BelshazzarÂ’s feast in the book of Daniel, and the mysterious wall writing. People are invited to text in messages, which are displayed, using laser technology, on the outside of public buildings.

The artist is Johannes Gees and it is part of SCAPE Biennial here in Christchurch (and well worth texting out).

It raises interesting questions about the use of public space. What could you write and not write? What is advertising? What is graffiti? Why would God speak in such an impersonal and abstract manner?

Pete and I were dreaming away. I wanted to project messages onto myself while I preach, like “rubbish,” while Pete wanted a 5 story building facade at Opawa. Nothing inside the building, just a big facade!

Posted by steve at 08:50 AM


  1. Hi Steve
    The idea of projecting messages on to your self while preaching is a great idea. Could you even do images that change through out the sermon.
    The idea has great potential.
    Keep dreaming

    Comment by TonyMac — October 5, 2006 @ 8:12 pm

  2. cheers tony … words like U2 fan or Green supporter?

    Comment by steve — October 5, 2006 @ 9:54 pm

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