Hryre

2012

Chester Renaissance

This permanent white light projected work is composed out of a series of textual fragments which describe the city of Chester in English, Latin and Welsh. Medieval Chester was a multi-cultural city with a rich multi-lingual tradition which these texts reflect. As the words are projected across the uneven, fractured stonework, they take on new shapes and abstract visual forms. Some letters and words remain legible and open up ideas and themes of reflection. This artwork asks viewers to contemplate subjects such as ruin, decay and survival, the passing of time and the question of spirit and place.

Main photo