Liverpool artwork of the day – Wednesday December 19 2007. ‘The Carriers Prayer’ video by Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson at FACT until January 13 2008
Part of the ‘At 25 Metres’ exhibition of major new video works by UK artists Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson looking at the complexities of faith in contemporary society.
In The Carrier’s Prayer everyday commercial plastic shopping bags are torn open and tied together to form ‘scally fireworks’. Set in a run-down chapel this work depicts a congregation of ‘lost souls’ igniting and whooping up to the heavens accompanied by a strange and eerie cacophony.