A Light Shines in the Darkness: Lancaster

Group Event

  • Exhibition

Event overview

From 10 - 15 April 2015, the Church of St John in Lancaster will be screening a selection of artists' film works as part of the touring programme 'A Light Shines in the Darkness'

The programme includes: ‘Uriel’ by Alexander & Susan Maris as well as ‘Still Point’ by Suki Chan, which will be showing on alternate days throughout the exhibition.

Please find details on the works below.

'The Picu Uriellu mountain in northern Spain forms the centrepiece of this meditation on the sublime dimensions of the natural world. The eight short 'chapters', which transport us from an ethereal dawn to the 'magic hour' just before twilight, correspond to the 'canonical hours' of the early Christain church, while also alluding to the fire-festivals of the ancient Celtic calendar. 

'Still Point'
From the humble wooden structures of Pilgrim's Way in Northumberland to contested sacred sites in Jerusalem and abandoned Syrian villages, 'Still Point', engages with sacred spaces and places of pilgrimage. Chan's deceptively calm film evokes tensions that surround locations of refuge and spiritual quest. 

Opening dates/times

Friday 10 April, 10am-8pm: 'Still Point', Suki Chan

Saturday 11 April, 10am-8pm: 'Uriel', Alexander & Susan Maris

Sunday 12 April, 1-5pm: 'Still Point', Suki Chan

Monday 13 April, 11am-7pm: 'Uriel', Alexander & Susan Maris

Tuesday 14 April, 11am-7pm: 'Still Point', Suki Chan

Wednesday 15 April, 10am-7pm: 'Uriel', Alexander & Susan Maris

Church of St John, North Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1PA

A project by Film and Video Umbrella in partnership with The Churches Conservation Trust and curator, Paul Bayley. Supported by Arts Council England.

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