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Labyrinth brought to life with sound and light performance

19 January 2016

Audio visual students brought Wakefield Cathedral’s labyrinth to life in a unique sound and light projection performance as part of their Visual Production BA degree course work.

Local parishioners tweeted in around 60 prayers – including, pictured here, the Weavers Youth Group at Christ  Church, New Mill in the Upper Holme Valley,    holding their written prayers they tweeted. And the students from Back Stage Academy - integrated the words, sound, light and movement while honouring the true meaning of the labyrinth carved in the floor of the nave.

Karn Dyson, Commercial Manager at the Cathedral who facilitated the student project, said: “We were blown away by it. The students had understood the true meaning of a labyrinth, the different phases of using it and what it means to us here at the Cathedral.

“And it was brilliant to see it used as a unique art space and brought to life in this way.”

Tracey Yates, the Cathedral’s Community Learning Manager, said: “We’ve never seen the labyrinth used in this way and it was amazing to see what could be done, and really beautiful to see people’s prayers following the path of the labyrinth as if they were being walked and prayed – it was a really powerful piece of work.”

The projection mapping project by the Visual Production students of Backstage Academy, which is based in Unity Works in Wakefield, took place on Friday tea time.

Watch it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbpES6k0sMQ&feature=youtu.be

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