Canon Paul Oakley (who introduces many lunchtime lectures and has written on poetry as “A splash of Words”) welcomes the arrival of a new art into the very old St Paul’s Cathedral, in London: a video piece by Bill Viola and his partner/collaborator, Kira Perov. Bill and Paul are obviously visibly moved by seeing it, in situ.
What is is about an artwork being made for a specific location, in an old building? Tateshots interviews Nicholas Serota, as well as the makers.
This is significant: it is the leading art building/museum in the capital city of London, interacting with a leading building representing the Church of England. The Church as patron – a role it was more connected with in the past.