Friday, December 19, 2008

peace labyrinth 2008 latimer square

This is where a lot of Opawa’s energy goes in the weeks leading up to Christmas


The peace labyrinth opened in Latimer Square, Christchurch, at 7 pm tonite, and is open 24 hours a day until Christmas eve. 900 hay bales, set out in a labyrinth, invites a peaceful, healthy walk in an inner-city park. 8 stations allow reflection on peace – including the home, workplace, with oneself, with the environment, among the poor. Brain child of Pete and Joyce Majendie. Lighting this year included advice from Bruce Ramos, U2 lighting director, who, along with family flew over from Melbourne for the weekend. He’s also shooting a video of the installation.

Tonite I watched a cop walk in, then walk out and say “I just realised I could try a Christmas service this year.” If you’re in Christchurch, check it out. More pics from 2007 here, promotional video here, interactive installation website here

Posted by steve at 10:01 PM

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