Hope Street Project – Laser to Join the Cathedrals


The Hope Street Project is an innovative art installation, which will link the Liverpool’s two iconic Cathedrals during September and November 2008.

The project uses two lasers – one visible during hours of darkness and the second an invisible beam carrying voices and sounds between the two Cathedrals. Voices travel as light down Hope Street. The voices also vibrate the strings of a guitar creating a chordal and harmonic backdrop to the delicate tapestry of voices.

The overall sound created will offer a gentle and discreet ambience for reflection and contemplation. Visitors to the Cathedrals will be able to hear the sounds created by the installation in both Cathedrals at the designated times below.

Laser Switch On 25/9/08 – 27/11/08
Launch 28/10/08 6.00 – 7.30pm

Public Openings at both Cathedrals to hear installation and contribute phrases:
29/10/08 2.00 – 3.00pm
4/11/08 2.00 – 3.00pm
6/11/08 2.00 – 3.00pm
8/11/08 5.00 – 6.00pm
12/11/08 2.00 – 3.00pm
14/11/08 2.00 – 3.00pm
15/11/08 5.00 – 6.00pm
20/11/08 2.00 – 3.00pm
22/11/08 5.00 – 6.00pm
26/11/08 2.00 – 3.00pm

27/11/08 7.30 – 8.30pm (Simultaneous performance in both Cathedrals)

Would you like to add your voice to the project?

We are currently collecting the voices of the people of Liverpool to transmit between the two Cathedrals as light down Hope Street.

We would like to invite you to add your voice to our project.

We would like you tell us:

What do you hope for in life?

Your response can be:-

A word
A phrase
A sentence
A few sentences
or a short poem

You can add your voice to the project in several ways:

E-mail: hopestreetproject@gmail.com
Message via MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/hopestreetproject
Phone message: TBA

Or you can drop into either Cathedral at designated times to record your voice. Details can be found at the following sources: