Here Comes The Sony
is a 12 monitor video and sound installation that reinterprets the less definitive tradition of the Stations of the Resurrection,
which encourage meditation on the resurrection appearances of Jesus, and will be installed for the first time under the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral during Eastertide. Being Here
, devised by choreographer Lizzi Kew Ross and the dancers, connects the two events and will be performed in the middle of the circular stage formed by the placement of the television monitors. It combines images of human presence, comfort, hope, loss and regret implicit in the Resurrection stories with the shifting qualities of colour and sound formed by the installation. While not enacting the narratives, the dance performance is an interpretation of the moment, producing a sense of a shared journey and progression through time and space, enabling the audience to curate the tension and distance between the installation and their own responses. Wren designed his churches to be ‘auditories’ in which everyone present could see, hear and feel themselves part of the congregation. Stations of the Cross
and Stations of the Resurrection
function in a similar way to mystery plays, providing a contemporary reinterpretation of the story of Easter. The audience is an integral part of each event that, like the Visitatio Sepulchri
liturgical dramas from the 10th – 11th centuries, are firmly placed in local contexts and intended to involve the whole community.