Bruce Munro works on two pieces for Salisbury Cathedral

Lighting designer Bruce Munro is working on two installations for Salisbury Cathedral, and is appealing for funding for the work.

Munro says £80 000 is needed to create the Light Shower and Water-Towers pieces at the cathedral, with £35 000 currently in place.

He says he was approached in October 2009 by the cathedral’s arts and exhibitions committee, and asked to exhibit two large installations in and around the building.

Munro is currently working up designs for Light Shower (pictured), which will feature 2000 points of light within the cathedral’s nave. Munro says, ‘Light Shower will look like a huge halo of light, and I hope it will have an uplifting effect.’ The installation will be installed in November and remain in place until March 2011.

The second work, Water-Towers, will be installed along two sides of the cloisters surrounding the cathedral, and will feature 69 towers, each made up of 220 recycled bottles.

The maze-like installation of towers will be lit with low-energy LEDs, and Munro says the intention is for it to be responsive to sound, meaning it could be used in conjunction with choir performances.

The work will be installed early next January and remain in place for three months.

Munro says, ‘[Water-Towers] will be colourful, and through the cloister openings I think it’s going to look like a massive stained-glass window.’

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