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The magical Temple of a Thousand Bells

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

 

Laura Belém's Temple of a Thousand Bells

 

I walked from work to Liverpool’s Anglican cathedral to see Laura Belém’s Temple of a Thousand Bells which is in the Oratory in St James’ Cemetary as part of the Liverpool Biennial 2010. The work consists of a thousand hand-blown glass bells suspended on nylon string through a gently glowing ceiling. An 8 minute polyphonic piece of music by Fernando Rocha including many different bell sounds fills the room. Really beautiful work. I just wish I’d had more than fifteen minutes to experience it.

 

Temple of a Thousand Bells, the Oratory, St James' Cemetary, Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool Biennial 2010

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