Thursday 10th May 2018 to Sunday 22nd July 2018
09:00 - 17:30
The cathedral’s centrepiece exhibition from 10th May to 22nd July will be a flock of at least 2,000 white paper doves suspended from the nave ceiling. Most will have been made by German artist Michael Pendry, a talented designer and artist who divides his time between London and Munich.
The doves are a symbol of the spirit but also of peace, they float through the nave of the church forming an almost 12 metre long sculpture. Light moves around the space and over the sculpture simulating the doves in flight. A sound cloud, especially composed and produced for the installation, by digital produces Digital Haze infuses the space with the sound of cooing and fluttering wings.
Congregations from as far afield as the Abbey of Dormition in Jerusalem, Heiliggeist Church in Munich, St Joseph’s Church in Burghausen City and St Martin in the Fields, London, have already gazed in awe at Michael’s doves high above them, and, as well as Salisbury, exhibitions in San Francisco and St Petersburg are already in the pipeline.
“Each installation is the same and I hang the doves myself. Sometimes it takes a few hours until you get used to the height,” Michael smiles.