Earth and Aether
16 September – 12 December 2010
A site specific installation in The Chapter House of Liverpool Cathedral by artists in residence, Lin Holland and Jane Poulton. This new work commissioned for The Chapter House uses a variety of evocative materials including gold, mirror and red sandstone – the material from which the Cathedral is made.
Liverpool Cathedral welcomes back Lin Holland and Jane Poulton its artists-in-residence from 2008 with a new installation that is open to interpretation and debate from faith and non-faith perspectives.
During their residency Holland and Poulton created several pieces that were sensitive to the fabric, architecture and purpose of the Cathedral.
The new work, commissioned for The Chapter House, titled Earth and Aether, uses a variety of evocative materials including gold, mirror and red sandstone – the material from which the Cathedral is made.
Through its use of materials and forms – chosen for their physical, aesthetic and symbolic relevance in a religious setting – the work illustrates man’s attempts, through the sanctification of earthly objects, to approach a sense of the sublime.
Part of the Independents Liverpool Biennial strand.
Lin Holland and Jane Poulton